Sporting Digest: Boxing

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THE Boxing Board of Control has decided not to strip Herbie Hide of the British heavyweight title. Because of a Home Office mistake, Hide was not a British subject or citizen when he won the title 11 months ago, but the Board said it would be an injustice to take the title away.

ANDY TILL will make his third defence of the British light-middleweight title against Robert McCracken at Watford Town Hall on 23 February.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Dijon) European light-middleweight title: J Castillejos (Sp) bt B Razzano (Fr, holder) ret 6th.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (York Hall, Bethnal Green): 6-rd welterweight: V Rose (Tottenham) bt W Stephens (Birmingham) pts; 6-rd light-welterweight: P Knights (Redhill) bt B Coleman (Birmingham) rsf 4th; 6-rd lightweight: P Gallagher (Tottenham) bt M Anthony (Doncaster) rsf 3rd; 6-rd light-welterweight: S Cogan (Birmingham) bt B Paul (Tottenham) pts.