Sport in Short: Boxing

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PERNELL WHITAKER, the former undisputed world lightweight champion from the United States, won the International Boxing Federation junior welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous points decision over Rafael Pineda, of Colombia, in Las Vegas on Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Manchester): Super-middleweight: F Castro Smith (Sheffield) bt F Eubanks (Manchester) ret 6th. Heavyweight: H Akinwande (Lewisham) bt S Garber (Bradford) ret 2nd. Light-heavyweight: M Core (Manchester) bt T Booth (Sheffield) pts. Middleweight: Q Paynter (Manchester) bt C Richards (Nottingham) rsf 6th. Light-middleweight: E Bingham (Manchester) bt G Blair (Glasgow) rsf 2nd. Super-featherweight: K McKenzie (Leicester) bt S Walker (Manchester) ko 2nd. Middleweight: C Harney (Sale) bt J Kaighin (Swansea) pts.

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