Boxing: Michael Ayers retains British lightweight title
Thursday 21 November 1996
Johnny Nelson and Ryan Rhodes, two Sheffield boxers, will both challenge for British titles on the same bill at the city's Ponds Forge Leisure Centre on 14 December. Nelson will fight the Hackney veteran Dennis Andries for the vacant cruiserweight title while Rhodes, 20 yesterday, becomes the youngest challenger in history for a domestic belt when he meets Paul "Silky'' Jones, another Sheffield fighter, for the light-middleweight title.
PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Grand Hall, Wembley): 12-rd lightweight (for British title): M Ayers (Tooting) bt C Dunne (Holloway) rsf 9th. 6-rd light welterweight: D James (Newmarket) bt C Konsaneonis (Potters Bar) pts. 6-rd heavyweight: M Sprott (Reading) bt G Hunter (Manchester) rsf 1st. 6-rd welterweight: K McCarthy (Letchley) bt D Davey (Bradford) pts. 10-rd lightweight: B Schwer (Luton) bt J-M Moulun (Fr) ret 7th.
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