Sport in Short: Boxing

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ANDY TILL, the 29-year-old milkman from Northholt, set up the chance of shot at the world title last night when he retained his British light-middleweight title in Bethnal Green, London, with a third- round stoppage of the challenger, Tony Collins from Yateley. Till floored Collins at the beginning of the third with a left hook, and trapped him on the ropes when he rose after the count had reached six.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (York Hall, Bethnal Green, London): 12-rd light-middleweight (for British title): A Till (Northolt, holder) bt T Collins (Yateley) rsf 3. 6-rd middleweight: R Washer (Swansea) bt A Asinamali (Tooting) pts. 4-rd middleweight: Hussain Shah (Pak) bt K Nevers (Hackney) pts. 6-rd flyweight: D Fifield (Oxford) bt A Hanna (Birmingham) rsf 6. 6-rd cruiserweight: O Klemetsen (Nor) bt S Osborne (Nottingham) rsf 1. 4-rd lightweight: R Milton (Battersea) drew with B Coleman (Birmingham). 8-rd lightweight: N Wenton (Liverpool) bt D Robb (Telford) rsf 3rd.

IBF MINIMUM WEIGHT TITLE CONTEST (Bangkok): R Sowvorapin (Thai) bt M Melchor (Phil) pts.

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