Sport in Short: Boxing

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DUKE McKENZIE cleared the way to a third world title attempt at York Hall, Bethnal Green last night when he forced Birmingham's Peter Buckley into a third- round retirement. The win sets up McKenzie's challenge for the WBO super-bantamweight title against Jesse Benavides, of Texas, at the Lewisham Theatre on 15 October.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (York Hall, Bethnal Green): 8-rd super-bantamweight: D McKenzie (Croydon) bt P Buckley (Birmingham) ret 3rd; 6-rd light-heavyweight: B Scott (Hackney) bt L Prudden (Redditch) pts. 6-rd light-heavyweight: M Baker (Sidcup) bt J McNeill (Swansea) rsf 2nd. 4-rd heavyweight: J Bugner Jnr (St Ives) bt G Williams (Nottingham) pts. 6-rd cruiserweight: P Soundy (Benfleet) bt D Allen (Swansea) ret 4t. 8-rd super- middleweight: J Cook (Peckham) bt Tony Booth (Sheffield) pts.

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