Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, of Mexico, weathered an early storm before stopping the American, Meldrick Taylor, in the eighth round to retain his World Boxing Council super- lightweight championship in Las Vegas on Saturday.

LAS VEGAS PROMOTION: World Boxing Council super-lightweight championship: J Cesar Chavez (Mex) bt M Taylor (US) rsf 8th. WBC super-featherweight championship: G Ruelas (US) bt J Leija (US) pts. World Boxing Association junior welterweight championship: F Randall (US) bt J Coggi (Arg) pts. International Boxing Federation welterweight championship: F Trinidad (PR) bt L Ramon Campas (Mex) rsf 4th. IBF junior middleweight championship: V Pettway (US) bt G Rosi (It) ko 4th. WBC straw-weight championship: R Lopez (Mex) bt Yodsing Au Saengmorokot (Thai) ko 1st.