Sport in Short: Boxing

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RICHIE WOODHALL successfully defended the Commonwealth middleweight title in Telford, his home town, last night when he outpointed Alfreton's John Ashton to record his 13th consecutive victory.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Telford) 8-rd light-welterweight: C Saunders (Barnsley) bt M McCreath (Lincoln) rsf 4th; 8-rd light-middleweight: N Brown (Burton) bt E Loveridge (Stourport) ko 4th; 8-rd light-middleweight: R McCracken (Birmingham) bt H Fleary (Huddersfield) pts; 12-rd Commonwealth middleweight title: R Woodhall (Telford) bt J Ashton (Alfreton) pts.