Chris Pyatt is reported to have given up boxing after losing his Commonwealth light-middleweight title to Salford's Steve Foster on the Steve Collins-Nigel Benn bill. But Foster said yesterday: "Chris has still got a lot to offer and I think he should fight on. I don't want him to retire because I like watching him fight too much. He has been one of the fighters I have admired the most." It was Pyatt's 50th fight in a career which he climaxed by taking the World Boxing Organisation middleweight title from Italy's Sumbu Kalambay three years ago, before losing it to Steve Collins in 1994.
Frankie Liles, the World Boxing Association super-middleweight champion from New York, is to be managed by Frank Warren.
Frank Maloney is to promote Paul "Silky" Jones, the former WBO light- middleweight champion from Sheffield, in an 18-month agreement.Reuse content