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Andrew Golota, the heavyweight boxer infamous for twice being disqualified in bouts with Riddick Bowe for hitting low, pleaded guilty yesterday in a Polish court to a charge of assault on a young man during a 1990 disco brawl in Golota's Polish hometown of Wloclawek.

The World Council has named Mexico's Ricardo Lopez their Boxer of the Year after he defended his straw-weight title four times in 1996, winning all the bouts by knock-out.

Scotland's Keith Knox will face Adey Lewis, from Bury, in Glasgow on 27 January for the vacant British flyweight title.