BOXING: Nardiello fit to face Woodhall for title

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The Independent Online
RICHIE WOODHALL is to defend his World Boxing Council super- middleweight title against Vincenzo Nardiello by the end of January.

Nardiello had originally been scheduled to face the Telford fighter in Italy in July but the Italian pulled out, citing a calf injury. Instead Woodhall defended against the former British middleweight champion Glenn Catley and secured a controversial points win, admitting himself that he should have lost.

Woodhall, who expects to meet Nardiello in Telford early in the new year, will be making the second defence of the title he won by defeating veteran South African "Sugarboy" Malinga, also in Telford.

The British Board of Control stressed that if for any reason Woodhall is not fit to defend by the end of January he would remain champion and there would be an interim championship between Catley and Nardiello.

Ian McLeod will defend his International Boxing Organisation inter-continental super-featherweight title against Lee Armstrong, of Huddersfield, at Prestwick's Centrum Arena on 11 December.