Boxing: Lewis' world title fillip

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The Independent Online
DOUBTS concerning a world heavyweight title eliminator for Britain's Lennox Lewis against Razor Ruddock on 31 October were dispelled when the Canadian signed for the London bout hours before Riddick Bowe's seventh- round stoppage of Pierre Coetzer in the first eliminator in Las Vegas.

Victory for Lewis in the eliminator guarantees him a world title bout before the end of next April. Bowe now challenges Holyfield on 13 November, with the winner fighting Lewis or Ruddock.