Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Paul Lloyd, the European bantamweight champion, must make a mandatory defence of his title against Johnny Bredahl of Denmark, before 28 February next year.

Charlie Kane of Clydebank will defend his International Boxing Organisation Intercontinental welterweight title against London's Bernard Paul in Glasgow on 25 January.

Jane Couch, Britain's only licensed woman boxer, will have her next fight at Middlesbrough on 20 February. Her opponent will be the American Lisa Ested, the International Women's Boxing Federation Welterweight Champion. Top of the bill will be Cornelius Carr's attempt to take the World Boxing Federation middleweight title from Simon Brown of America.