Sporting digest: Boxing

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Ireland's Wayne McCullough has been confirmed as the next challenger for Naseem Hamed's World Boxing Organisation featherweight title. Hamed will make the 11th defence of his belt against McCullough in America on 31 October.

Freddy Norwood lost his World Boxing Association featherweight title in Tokyo yesterday after the American failed to make the weight before his title match against Koji Matsumoto of Japan. A 12-round title bout will be held as scheduled tonight. If Matsumoto wins, he will become the new champion. If Matsumoto loses, or draws, the title will become vacant.

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