Sport in Short: Boxing

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The Independent Online
MICKEY DUFF, the promoter, said yesterday that he has offered the British light- middleweight champion Andy Till pounds 25,000 to defend his title against Robert McCracken, unbeaten in 13 fights, in the New Year. However, Harry Holland, Till's manager, said: 'I haven't received any offer from Mickey Duff. I've told him that if he comes up with pounds 30,000 we can start

talking.'

ARMED robbers snatched three World Boxing Association championship belts held by Venezuelans at gunpoint in Caracas yesterday. The belts, one of which is held by Crisanto Espana, the Belfast-based welterweight, were being taken by a Venezuelan official from his home in preparation for a special awards ceremony.

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