BOXING: Boost for Logan in title quest

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Del Bryan, the British welterweight champion, will be hard pushed to ignore the personnel in the opposite corner when he defends his title against Gary Logan at York Hall, Bethnal Green tonight.

For the man due to offer advice and a spot of motivation to Logan is the famous American trainer, Emanuel Steward, now the guiding force behind Lennox Lewis's drive towards regaining the WBC heavyweight title.

Steward is a friend of Logan's trainer, Dean Powell, and a guest at Powell's wedding on Saturday. Logan, 26, from Brixton, said: "It's a great psychological boost for me."

Bryan has lost twice to Glasgow's world title contender, Gary Jacobs, but has beaten just about all the best domestic opposition over the past five years and his know-how of the big occasion should see him through.