Boxing: McCallum the king without a throne

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Randall Yonker could not contain Mike McCallum in Las Vegas, but Dan Duva could. The Jamaican veteran stopped Randall Yonker in five rounds on Friday but the promoter Duva had a restraining order from a New Jersey court preventing McCallum from claiming Jeff Harding's WBC light-heavyweight crown. The bout was supposed to determine an interim WBC champion in place of the Australian, who was unable to defend his title against McCallum after being injured in training. The WBC stripped Harding of the title but said he would be given the chance of fighting for it by facing the winner of Friday's contest. Duva argued that Canada's Edgerton Marcus was a higher-rated contender and he should have been involved in any interim title challenge.