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Short Jabs
Pablo S. Torre
July 07, 2008
Two big names have big bouts ahead—though not necessarily against their preferred foes.
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July 07, 2008

Short Jabs

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Two big names have big bouts ahead—though not necessarily against their preferred foes.

1. OSCAR DE LA HOYA vs. ???—De La Hoya (right) planned to bow out with a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. With Mayweather retired, two alternatives have emerged: undefeated welterweight champ Miguel Cotto—if he gets past Antonio Margarito on July 26—or old foe Felix Trinidad in a reprise of their 1999 bout.

2. JOE CALZAGHE vs. ROY JONES JR.—At 39 Jones is no Kelly Pavlik, the dream Calzaghe opponent. But Calzaghe, 36, seems intent on avoiding the undefeated Pavlik, saying he will cap his career against "the greatest fighter of the 1990s." Or maybe he just really liked Jones in The Matrix: Reloaded.

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