JOSE MANUEL URTAIN, 49, the former European heavyweight champion, was found dead outside his Madrid apartment block yesterday. Urtain won the European title in April 1970, stopping Peter Weiland of Germany. He lost it five months later to Britain's Henry Cooper but regained it from him in December 1971. The Spaniard finally lost his European crown to Germany's Jurgen Blin in 1972, and he retired from boxing five years later.Reuse content
CHRIS EUBANK, of Brighton, will face Tony Thornton, a 33-year-old former postman from New Jersey, in the next defence of his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title at Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition Centre on 19 September. Thornton has 30 wins from 34 fights with 23 stoppages, 14 of them in the first or second round. He is ranked No 3 by the WBO.