Boxing: Mason solves the case of the stand-in

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Gary Mason won his comeback fight in Grand Forks, North Dakota last night when he stopped Kevin Porter in the second round. Mason, 31, who retired after his only professional defeat to Lennox Lewis almost three years ago, encountered little opposition from the 35-year-old overweight substitute for another American, Kimmuel Oddum. Porter was floored in the first round and took another eight count in the second before the fight was stopped. The WBA light-heavywight title fight between the champion, Virgil Hill, and Drake Thadzi was called off 45 minutes before the fight as Hill was suffering with a sinus problem.