Boxing: Chris Eubank may challenge Crawford Ashley

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Chris Eubank has said he would consider a pounds 350,000 offer to face British and European light-heavyweight title holder Crawford Ashley next month. The former World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight champion is in Dubai preparing for his second comeback fight on 27 March. Yesterday the Yorkshire fighter challenged Eubank to a double title showdown or, alternatively, to meet for the vacant World Boxing Union title.

ABA NATIONAL FINALS (National Indoor Arena, Birmingham): Light-welterweight: R Hatton (Sale West) bt M Hall (Darlington) pts. Welterweight: F Barrett (Sojan) bt Tim Smith (Handsworth) pts. Light-middleweight: C Bessey (Army) bt M Jones (Gemini) pts. Middleweight: I Cooper (Hartlepool) bt J Twite (Triumph) pts. Light-heavyweight: P Rogers (Ken Hill) bt M Krence (St Michaels) disq. Heavyweight: B Stevens (Pinewood Starr) bt T Oakley (Leigh Park) pts. Super-heavyweight: A Harrison (Repton) bt N Kendall (Apollo) rsf 1st.