Sport in short: Boxing

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LARRY HOLMES, the former world heavyweight champion, gained a unanimous points decision over Everett Martin in Biloxi, Mississippi on Tuesday.

JOHN DAVISON'S challenge for the WBO featherweight title against Ruben Palacio scheduled for 6 February in Washington, County Durham has been postponed because the Colombian champion has suffered an injury in training.

CHINA will stage its first professional promotion in Peking on 27 February. The the event was postponed from October amid reports of a financial scandal.