A quick note to connect up the stories and theories currently swirling around the Super-Middleweight division. Interesting to record Jean Pascal has withdrawn from the purse process for his proposed fight with Karoly Balzsay for the Interim WBO title – the belt Calzaghe is porbably keenest to remain custodian of. As mentioned in conversation on Steve Bunce’s boxing hour on Setanta, Pascal is the next most likely opponent for Carl Froch if the much maligned preference of Lou DiBella and HBO to match Jermain Taylor with Jeff Lacy comes to pass.
The two could contest the vacated WBC belt Calzaghe secured in victory over Mikkel Kessler later this year, and though it will doubtless prove a partial anti-climax to proclaim world-champion status having won a vacated belt from a fighter unlikely be known beyond his own family, it will finally give Froch some leverage to secure the fights he truly craves.
Perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel for the 31 year old contender.