Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
LENNOX LEWIS, Britain's World Boxing Council heavywweight champion, will have to find a new venue for his title defence against Florida's Phil Jackson on 6 May. The bout was to be staged at London's Earl's Court, but it has been booked by the singer, Billy Joel. It is now likely to go ahead at Atlantic City's Convention Center, although a late offer has come in from Toronto.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham): 12-rd welterweight (for British title): D Bryan (Nottingham, holder) bt D Grainger (West Ham) ko 7th. 6-rd light-middleweight: J Robinson (West Ham) bt S Scott (Chorley) ko 2nd. 6-rd heavyweight: D Gascoyne (Bexleyheath) bt J Keaton (Sheffield) rsf 1st. 4-rd featherweight: P Webster (Barking) bt B Ruegg (Bournemouth) pts. 6-rd light-welterweight: P Ryan (Hackney) bt R Stewart (Darwen) rsf 4th. 6-rd featherweight: M McCrae (Hackney) bt T Bernard (Bermondsey) rsf 1st.