2005-05-07 Joe Calzaghe w rsc 6 Mario Veit, Volkswagen Hall, Braunschweig, Germany - WBO

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2005-05-07 Joe Calzaghe w rsc 6 Mario Veit, Volkswagen Hall, Braunschweig, Germany - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Although Calzaghe (167¾) had beaten Veit (167¾) inside two minutes previously the German was a much improved fighter, while the champion was looking to put the Kabary Salem fight behind him. It was soon apparent that the challenger’s best chance of winning lay in keeping his distance as he stuck to the task well, his left jab popping out consistently. However, once Calzaghe began to work the body, his hand-speed blistering, to the initiated it seemed to be just a matter of time. And so it proved when Calzaghe dropped Veit with a smashing left at the end of the fifth. Storming out for the sixth the champion soon had Veit down again following a barrage of heavy shots, and although the German got his feet he was rescued by the referee with just 42 seconds of the session gone.