Sport in Short: Boxing

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DUKE McKENZIE is suffering from tonsilitis and his World Boxing Organisation super-bantamweight title defence against the Puerto Rican, Daniel Jiminez, due to take place in Lewisham on Wednesday, has been postponed. Johnny Armour takes over the top-of-the-bill spot in a Commonwealth bantamweight title defence against the all-African champion, Morgan Mphunde from Zambia.

CARL THOMPSON, the British cruiserweight champion, will fight Arthur Weathers of the United States for the World Boxing Council international title at London's York Hall on 17 February.

CRAWFORD ASHLEY, the former British light-heavyweight champion, is due to face the veteran Dennis Andries in Cardiff tonight. Andries was brought on to the bill on Thursday yesterday after Robbie Regan pulled out of a European flyweight title defence against Danny Porter, suffering from a stomach bug.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Manchester): 10-rd light-heavyweight: M Cole (GB) bt L Prather (US) pts. 6-rd light-welterweight: N Boyd (Bolton) bt M O'Callaghan (Tunbridge Wells) pts. 6-rd super-middleweight: P Wright (Liverpool) bt S Smith (Hull) rsf 2nd. 8-rd light- welterweight: T Ekubia (Manchester) bt G Rhodes (Sheffield) rsf 6th. 6-rd middleweight: G Jackson (Battersea) bt C Harney (Manchester) ko 3rd. 6-rd middleweight: E Noi (Middleton) bt Robinson (Grimsby) rsf 4th.