Sporting Digest: Boxing

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MIKE TYSON is due to attend a hearing today to request that his six-year sentence for rape is shortened. The Marion Superior Court Judge, Patricia J Gifford, said she expects the hearing to last a half-day and that she will probably rule quickly on Tyson's plea.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Bethnal Green): 12-rd flyweight (for World Boxing Organisation championship): J Matlala (SA, holder) bt F Ampofo (Bethnal Green) ret 9th. 8-rd bantamweight: M Alldis (Crawley) bt C McMullen (Watford) pts. 8-rd light-welterweight: A Panayi (Wood Green) bt T Swift (Birmingham) pts. 8-rd welterweight: O Abrahams (Watford) bt D Dyer (Islington) rsf 1st. 6-rd welterweight: J O'Johnson (Nottingham) bt P Knights (Redhill) pts. 6-rd super-middleweight: M Delaney (West Ham) bt E Loveridge (Stourport) rsf 5th.

WORLD BOXING ASSOCIATION FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Bangkok): Saen Sor Ploenchit (Thai, holder) bt A Guzman (Ven) pts.