OSCAR DE LA HOYA STOPS RAFAEL RUELAS IN SECOND ROUND

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BOXING

Oscar De La Hoya, the 1992 Olympic champion, stopped his fellow Los Angeles- based lightweight, Rafael Ruelas, in the second round of a fight in Las Vegas to add the International Boxing Federation championship to his World Boxing Organisation title.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Shepton Mallet): World Boxing Association 12- rd international super-bantamweight title: N Hamed (Sheffield, holder) bt E Angeles (Mexico) ko 2nd; 6rd-middleweight: R Rhodes (Sheffield) bt C Richards (Nottingham) pts; 6-rd middleweight: D Ryan (Donegal) bt P Matthews (Llanelli) pts; 8-rd lightweight: K Taylor (Birmingham) bt C Joof (Brixton) pts; 8-rd middleweight: S Cummins (Leicester) bt V Golding (Croydon) rsf 7th; 6-rd lightweight: S Baker (Bristol) bt J James (Wal) pts; 12-rd Commonwealth light-welterweight title: R Hale (Bristol, holder) bt S Cogan (Birmingham) rsf 4th; 8-rd featherweight: C McMillan (Barking) bt P Judson (Keighley) pts.

WORLD ASSOCIATION FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Songkhla, Thai): Saen Sor Ploenchit (Thai, holder) bt E Perez (Pan) pts.

EUROPEAN LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Romorantin, Fr): E Smulders (Neth) bt C Girard (Fr) pts.

WORLD AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Berlin) selected results: Lightweight P Rojas (Cub) bt G Stephens (Irl) pts. Light-welterweight O Urtal (Ger) bt J Pender (Sco) pts. Welterweight P Buonanno (It) bt J Donaghue (Eng) pts; K Kauramaki (Fin) bt N Gough (Irl) pts. Light- middleweight A Fetahovic (Bos) bt L Murphy (Sco) pts. Middleweight M Borbaschew (Kyr) bt G Briggs (Wal)pts.

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