Boxing: Unification bout draws closer

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Unification bout draws closer

The path to Lennox Lewis's title unification meeting with Evander Holyfield was yesterday cleared by an American judge. The ruling in Philadelphia gives the WBC champion Lewis and the WBA and IBF holder Holyfield until 28 June to fight - and that is comfortably within the timescale, according to Lewis's manager, Frank Maloney. "We are hoping for the fight to take place in April or May, that's the schedule we've got," Maloney said. "Nothing gets in the way of the unification fight at the moment."