Sporting Digest: Boxing

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WAYNE McCULLOUGH, the Belfast bantamweight, yesterday scored a seventh-round technical knock-out of Puerto Rico's Javier Medina to claim the vacant North American Boxing Federation bantamweight title in Omaha, Nebraska.

THE Boxing Board of Control will hold its hearing into the brawl, 12 days ago, between Michael Bentt and Herbie Hide on 7 February.

AZUMAH NELSON, the WBC super- featherweight champion, indicated yesterday that a hand injury may force him to retire, and doubts his ability to defend his title against Jesse James Leija on 29 January.