Bowe lowers sights

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Riddick Bowe has held all versions of the world championship but his immediate career is now set on a non-title course.

Having handed back the World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title he won from Norwich's Herbie Hide 15 months ago, Bowe is to meet Poland's Andrew Galota in New York on 11 July.

And victory against the medallist at the Barcelona Olympics medalist could lead Bowe to a fight against another former WBO champion, Ray Mercer, whose career has been revitalised by his storming but unsuccessful performance against Lennox Lewis last month.

London's Henry Akinwande, meanwhile, will meet the Russian southpaw Alexander Zolkin for the vacant WBO title in Palm Springs on 29 June - and if Akinwande wins, the promoter Frank Warren wants to set up an all British title fight with Scott Welch.