Sport in Short: Boxing

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BILLY SCHWER, previously unbeaten, lost his British and Commonwealth lightweight titles to Paul Burke last night. Schwer sustained bad damage on both eyebrows, but his manager, Mickey Duff, protested to both the referee and British Boxing Board officials about the decision to stop the fight.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Grand Hall, Wembley): 12-rd British and Commonwealth lightweight: P Burke (Preston) bt B Schwer (Luton, holder) rsf 7th. 6-rd light-welterweight: J Beard (Beckton) bt M Dick (Aylesbury) rsf 6th. 8-rd featherweight: B Stone (Canning Town) bt C Clarkson (Hull) pts. 6-rd bantamweight: Naseem Hamed (Sheffield) bt A Ley (Newport) ko 2nd. 6-rd heavyweight: S Garber (Bradford) bt J Bugner jnr (St Ives) rsf 6th. 8-rd cruiserweight: D Angol (Gravesend) bt S Yorath (Wal) rsf 5th.