Sporting Digest: Boxing

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RIDDICK BOWE is to fight Larry Donald on 15 July at Hollywood Park race track. Bowe also meets Buster Mathis Jr on 11 June in Las Vegas.

DAI GARDINER, the manager of the World Boxing Organisation featherweight champion Steve Robinson, has still to decide whether the boxer will fight Freddy Cruz, of the Dominican Republic, in Cardiff next month. 'He is a dangerous fighter although I think we can handle him,' Gardiner said. 'This is a first voluntary defence by my fighter and I want an update on Cruz before giving a final decision.'

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Sunderland): 12-rd for vacant British and Commonwealth featherweight title: B Hardy (Sunderland) bt Alan McKay (Willesden) rsf 8th. 6-rd middleweight: D Johnson (Boldon) bt M Jolley (Derby) pts; 6-rd featherweight: C O'Neil (Sunderland) bt P Wynn (Newcastle) pts; 8-rd lightweight: M Ayres (Islington) drew with Karl Taylor (Birmingham); 6-rd lightweight: A Graham (Newcastle) bt G Burrell (Kirkcaldy) pts; 6-rd middleweight: J Hans (Leeds) bt M Jay (Newcastle) rsf 1st.