Boxing: Robinson's risky fight

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The Independent Online
STEVE ROBINSON risks a lucrative meeting with Duke McKenzie by taking on the elusive substitute Freddy Cruz in the fourth defence of his World Boxing Organisation featherweight title at the Cardiff Ice Rink tomorrow.

The Italian-based Cruz makes a habit of taking his man to the final bell, and only 14 of his 53 bouts have finished inside the distance - all in his favour.

So the inconsistency of scoring and subsequent lost- card chaos following Chris Eubank's recent WBO defence with Ray Close could start to run through Robinson's mind if the going gets tough against the 32-year-old challenger from the Dominican Republic.