MARCO ANTONIO RETAINS JUNIOR FEATHERWIGHT TITLE

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Marco Antonio Barrera, of Mexico, stopped Kennedy McKinney, of the United States, in the 12th and final round to retain his World Organisation junior-featherweight title in Inglewood, California. He has now won all 40 of his fights with 30 knock-outs after this fifth successful defence. Earlier, Johnny Tapia of Albuquerque, New Mexico, knocked out the Brazilian, Giovanni Andrade, in the second round to retain his WBO junior-bantamweight title.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Liverpool): 4-rd light-welterweight: G Ryder (Liverpool) bt A Davison (Manchester) rsf 1st. 8-rd bantamweight: P 'Livewire' Lloyd (Elesmere Port) bt J Gomez (Sp) KO 2nd. 10-rd welterweight: A Stone (Bristol) bt D Lattimore (Washington, US) KO 1st.

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