Sport in Short: Boxing

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ANDY HOLLIGAN, of Liverpool, beat Manchester's Tony Ekubia with a trio of left hooks to retain his British and Commonwealth light-welterweight titles in Liverpool last night. Ekubia was knocked out after 41 seconds of the seventh round at the Everton Park Sports Centre.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Liverpool): 12-rd British and Commonwealth light-welteweight titles: A Holligan (Liverpool, holder) bt T Ekubia (Manchester) ko 7th. 4-rd light-welterweight: C Wright (Liverpool) bt W Panayoitiou (Llanelli) rsf 2nd. 6-rd featherweight: H Armstrong (Manchester) bt D Lynch (Swansea) rsf 5th. 6-rd lightweight: J Moffat (Liverpool) bt C Tilly (Doncaster) pts.

6-rd light-middleweight: Q Paynter (Manchester) bt J Ogiste (Islington) pts. 6-rd super-middleweight: P Wright (Liverpool) bt J Kaighin (Swansea) disq 5th.

MICKEY HUGHES, from Croydon, won a disputed points decision against Australia's Craig Trotter for the vacant Commonwealth light-middleweight title at Crystal Palace last night.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (C Palace): 8-rd super-middleweight: C Christie (Birmingham) bt R Ericsson (Swe) rsf 4th. 6-rd light-heavyweight: G Delaney (West Ham) bt G Lewis (Coventry) rsf 2nd. 12-rd vacant Commonwealth light-middleweight: M Hughes (Croydon) bt C Trotter (Aus) pts. 6-rd bantamweight: M Alldis (Crawley) bt C Farrell (Wal) rsf 3rd. 8-rd super-middleweight: L Gent (Streatham) bt K Barwise (Tooting) rsf 6th. 6-rd lightweight: Mike Morrison (Wal) bt Dean Bramhald (Doncaster) pts.