Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Joe Bugner won what he said would be the final fight of his career at the age of 49 yesterday when his opponent, the American Levi Billups, was disqualified in the ninth round for low punches.

The World Boxing Council super-flyweight champion Cho In-joo of South Korea knocked out Thailand's Pone Saengmorakot in the eighth round of their title bout yesterday.

The unbeaten challenger Byron Mitchell is the new World Boxing Association super-middleweight champion after knocking down title-holder Frankie Liles three times in the 11th round in Massachusetts, forcing the referee to stop the fight.