Sport in Short: Boxing

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VIRGIL HILL, the World Boxing Association middleweight champion from the United States, is to have an operation on his injured left shoulder.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION 12-rd WBA Super-middleweight championship (Memphis, Tennessee): M Nunn (US, holder) bt C Ashley (GB) rsf 6th.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (NEC, Birmingham) 6-rd middleweight: A Flute (Coseley) bt S Thomas (Merthyr) rsf 1st. 10-rd British light middleweight championship eliminator: R McCracken (Birmingham) bt M Smith (Sheffield) rsf 10th. 10-rd middleweight: R Woodhall (Telford) bt R Hammond (US) pts. 6-rd middleweight: C Carr (Middlesbrough) bt G Burton (Sheffield) pts.