Scott Welch launches his bid to re-establish himself among the World heavyweight contenders against Yuri Yelistratov, of Russia, in Norwich tonight. The 28-year-old from Shoreham, in Sussex, is on the undercard of Herbie Hide's match with Tony Tucker for the vacant WBO title.
Antonio Margarito, the Mexican welterweigh, outpointed Horatio Garcia, of Sacramento, California, in a 10-round unanimous decision on Thursday night. Margarito, 19, the World Boxing Organization's No 2 welterweight challenger, improved to 12-3 with winning scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97- 93. Garcia, who outweighed Margarito by two pounds (1kg) at 149 (67.6kg), dropped to 8-1-1.