Sporting Digest: Boxing

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ROBERTO DURAN defeated Carlos Montero, of the Dominican Republic, in his 101st professional fight in Marseille on Tuesday night. The 42- year-old Duran scored a unanimous points victory in their 10-round middleweight contest.

ROBERT McCRACKEN won the British light-middleweight title from Andy Till at Watford Town Hall last night, taking the verdict of Micky Vann, the referee, by a margin of four rounds. The best boxing came from McCracken in a hugely untidy spectacle in which both men bled profusely.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Watford): 12-rd British light-middleweight title: R McCracken (Birmingham) bt A Till (Northolt, holder) pts; 6-rd welterweight: S McGovern (Ryde, IOW) bt D Lake (Herne Bay) pts; 6-rd light-middleweight: R Allen (US) bt R Washer (Swansea) rsf 4th; 6-rd light-heavyweight: S McCarthy (Southampton) bt K Barwise (Tooting) pts.