Sport in Short: Boxing

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The Independent Online
HECTOR CAMACHO of Puerto Rico, the 30-year-old former world champion fighting for the first time in 14 months, stopped American Eddie Van Kirk after a minute of the fourth round of their super lightweight bout in Las Vegas on Saturday. On the same bill Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico stopped the American Frankie Mitchell, also in the fourth round, to retain his World Boxing Council super lightweight crown. The two winners meet next month for Chavez's title. Julien Jackson of the Virgin Islands was taken the full 12 rounds by Thomas Tate of the US in defending his WBC middleweight title.