Sport in Short: Boxing

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HUGH FORDE, the former British and Commonwealth super-featherweight champion, is to join Pat Cowdell, the former British and European champion and now a promoter, after ending his association with Mickey Duff.

MIGUEL ANGEL GONZALEZ, of Mexico, stopped the Colombian, Wilfrido Rocha, with a cut eye after the ninth round to claim the vacant World Boxing Council lightweight title in Mexico City.