Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
Naseem Hamed's defence of the World Boxing Organisation featherweight championship against Kevin Kelley in New York's Madison Square Garden on 19 December will not be affected by the courts. A dispute between Hamed's promoter Frank Warren and his rival, Don King, triggered legal proceedings, but these have been resolved.

Johnny Nelson, of Sheffield, has been spared the trip to Chernobyl to defend his European cruiserweight title. The bout against Alexander Gurov has been switched from the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine to Grande Synthe, near Dunkirk, on the same 16 December date.

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