Sport in Short: Boxing

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A DISPUTE over money has delayed the signing of a contract for Lennox Lewis's first defence of his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Tony Tucker, of the United States, in Las Vegas on 8 May. Lewis was expecting to collect about pounds 6.7m, 80 per cent of the purse. But Lewis's manager, Frank Maloney, claimed that the promoter, Don King, who also looks after Tucker's affairs, was trying to force a 75-25 split, costing Lewis about pounds 420,000.

EVANDER HOLYFIELD and the promoter, Dan Duva, who parted after Holyfield lost his world heavyweight title to Riddick Bowe, are back together and seeking a rematch with Bowe.