Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
RAY CLOSE has not been granted an automatic World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title re- match with Chris Eubank, according to the champion's Matchroom management. Despite the Irish uproar following last month's second Eubank-Close fight at Belfast's King's Hall, Eubank's handlers say the WBO have 'unanimously' rejected Close's application for a third, mandatory match.