Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
HERBIE HIDE, Britain's World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion, will defend his title against Tommy Morrison, of the United States, in Hong Kong on 23 October, officials are expected to announce today. The bill is also expected to include an exhibition bout with the British heavyweight, Frank Bruno, and two other title fights. The Mexican Rafael Ruelas and Britain's Billy Schwer will fight for the International Boxing Federation lightweight title. Zack Padilla will take on Ross Hall for the WBO super-welterweight title.

WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION Light-middleweight title (St Jean de Luz, Fr): J Cesar Vasquez (Arg, holder) bt R Wright (US) pts.

INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION Junior featherweight title (Pretoria): V Bungu (SA) bt K McKinney (US) pts.

IBF MINI-FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Buriram, Thai): R Sor-Vorapin (Thai, holder) bt M Bolivar (Ven) rsf 4th.