Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Oscar De La Hoya, the World Boxing Council welterweight champion, was cut on his left eyelid during a sparring session yesterday. With De La Hoya unable to spar for three weeks his title defence against Ike Quartey on 21 November in Las Vegas has been postponed.

Wales' Barry Jones, the former World Boxing Organisation super-featherweight champion, had his licence restored by the Appeal Stewards of British Board of Control yesterday. It was withdrawn earlier this year after the results of an MRI brain scan, although he appealed against the decision following further medical tests.