Lennox Lewis is to meet Riddick Bowe, the World Organisation heavyweight champion, on Easter Saturday, 6 April, at a venue to be decided. Lewis' promoter, Panos Eliades, believes the contract could be finalised by the end of next week.
Neil Swain, the Welsh boxer, has lost his Commonwealth super-bantamweight title - four weeks after his last defeat in South Africa. The Commonwealth Council have declared the title vacant because the 24-year-old Swain, from Gilfach Goch, was beaten on points by the South African Anton Gilmore in a non-championship fight in Sun City on 4 November. Swain will still be a contender for the title and a return with Gilmore would be recognised as a championship bout.
Justo Sanchez, on the undercard of tonight's fight between Wayne McCullough and Johnny Bredhal in Belfast, has pulled out of his bout after he was mugged while jogging last night.
The World Association light-heavyweight championship fight between the champion Virgil Hill, of the United States, and Switzerland's Stefan Angehrn, scheduled to take place on 8 December in Zurich, has been cancelled because of insufficient funding.Reuse content