Boxing: Smart display by Woods

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It took Clinton Woods seven rounds of educated boxing to stop America's Demetrius Jenkins last night at Ponds Forge International Centre here.

Woods is the leading contender for the World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title and last night he once again looked like an improved fighter, having spent four weeks training in Philadelphia with the former world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon.

Jenkins has the type of record that most promoters avoid for their well-placed fighters but as the rounds passed it was clear that Woods was on his way to a very good win indeed. The final flurry included a six-punch combination that nearly sent Jenkins through the ropes.

Minutes before Woods entered the ring Noel Wilders lost his unbeaten record and his European bantamweight crown when he was counted out in round seven against the Frenchman David Guerault in a high quality title fight.