Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Richie Woodhall, the World Boxing Council super-middleweight champion, is set to defend his title this summer against the Italian Vincenzo Nardiello.

The European featherweight champion Billy Hardy has been forced to pull out of his 9 June defence against Paul Ingle after damaging his right hand in training.

Mark Prince will defend his International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental light-heavyweight title against Detroit's Kenny Whack in Bristol on Saturday.


New Zealand's captain, Stephen Fleming, and Adam Parore hit fifties to guide their side to 282 for 7 on the first day of their first Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Sri Lanka's Test debutant, the schoolboy Niroshan Bandaratilleke, took Matt Horne's wicket in his first over.