Sporting Digest: Boxing

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CRISANTO ESPANA, the World Boxing Association welterweight champion, has pulled out of his third defence, against Ghana's Ike Quartey in Las Vegas on 16 March, because a flu virus has stopped him training for three weeks.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Brentwood): 12rd WBO middleweight title: C Pyatt (Leicester, holder) bt M Cameron (SA) ko 1st. 6rd light-welterweight: P Knights (Redhill) bt M Allen (Doncaster) rsf 2nd. 6rd super- featherweight: K Taylor (Birmingham) bt A Levene (Liverpool) rsf 2nd. 6rd lightweight: B Guynan (East Ham) bt M Antony (Doncaster) disq 5th. 6rd welterweight: O Abrahams (Watford) bt V Rose (Tottenham) pts. 8rd middleweight: S Collins (Dublin) bt P Wesley (Birmingham) pts.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Bethnal Green): 6rd super-middleweight: D Griffiths (Rhonda) bt P Hitch (Sunderland) pts. 12rd WBC International welterweight title: S Cheney (Aus) bt G Logan (Brixton) ret 10th. 8rd heavyweight: J Oyebola (Paddington) bt L Mijangos (Mex) rsf 2nd. 8rd light-welterweight: M Gibbs (West Ham) bt K Tooomey (Hull) rsf 4th. 6rd cruiserweight: P Lawson (Bethnal Green) bt N Wadman (Brighton) rsf 1st.

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