Sport in Short: Boxing

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ANDY TILL from Northolt, Middlesex, took the British light-middleweight title from the champion, Wally Swift of Birmingham, on points at Watford last night.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Watford Town Hall): 12-rd light-middleweight (for British title): A Till (Northolt) bt W Swift (Birmingham, champion) pts. 10-rd light-welterweight (British title eliminator): A Hall (Darlington) bt D Pierre (Peterborough) pts. 6-rd welterweight: D Shinkwin (Bushey) drew with B Hall (Woolwich). 6-rd lightweight: C Cronin (Watford) bt J Lepre (Portsmouth) pts.

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, the American Olympic lightweight gold medallist, has signed the biggest management contract for an amateur boxer, worth around dollars 1m. .

WORLD BOXING COUNCIL BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE (Tokyo): V Rabanales (Mex) bt J Tatsuyoshi (Jap) rsf 9th.