Sporting Digest: Boxing

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FRANCIS AMPOFO, the British flyweight champion, is to appeal against the Boxing Board's decision to withdraw his licence on medical grounds. Ampofo failed a European Boxing Union's medical when he was about to challenge Italy's Salvatore Fanni in Pesaro for the vacant European title.

THE former world heavyweight champion, Riddick Bowe, has been forced to cancel his bout against South Africa's Francois Botha next month after suffering a cut eye during a sparring session in Las Vegas.