Sport in Short: Boxing

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HERBIE HIDE won his 20th successive heavyweight bout inside the distance when the referee stopped his fight for the vacant WBA Penta-Continental title against Juan Antonio Diaz, of Argentina, in the third round at Brentwood. On the same bill, Lloyd Honeyghan took the Commonwealth middleweight title from Mickey Hughes with a fifth-round stoppage.

SATURDAY: Professional Promotion (Brentwood): 12-rd Commonwealth light-middlweight title: L Honeyghan (Bermondsey) bt M Hughes (Croydon, champion) rsf 5th. 6-rd lightweight: B Guynan (East Ham) bt S Shinkwin (Bushey) pts. 12-rd vacant WBA Penta-Continental heavyweight title: H Hide (Norwich) bt J A Diaz (Arg) rsf 3rd.

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL STRAW-WEIGHT TITLE (Pohang, S Kor): R Lopez (Mex, holder) bt Oh Kwang-soo (S Kor) rsf 9th.

WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE (Memphis): M Nunn (US, holder) bt V Cordoba (Pan) pts.