Sporting Digest: Boxing

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CHRIS EUBANK may meet Nigel Benn if he succesfully defends his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title against Ray Close of Belfast in Glasgow on 15 May. The promoter Barry Hearn, who has been having talks about finance with Don King this week, says that the rematch is '75 per cent there'.

ADRIAN DODSON, the former amateur who fought in the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics, took less than a round to win his first professional fight at Bethnal Green last night. The light- middleweight hurt Chris Mulchay, from Rochdale, early on with a left hook, then knocked him to the floor twice before the referee Mike Jacobs called a halt.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Bethnal Green): 8-rd light-middleweight: K Laing (Nottingham) bt N Barnett (Camberwell) pts. 4-rd light-middleweight: A Dodson (St Pancras) bt C Mulcahy (Rochdale) rsf 1st. 6-rd welterweight: K Lueshing (Beckenham) bt E Loveridge (Stourport) rsf 5th. 6-rd featherweight: C Francis (Stepney) bt S Patten (Wembley) ko 4th. 4-rd lightweight: R Milton (Streatham) drew with B Coleman (Birmingham). 10-rd cruiserweight: C Thompson (Manchester) bt S Harvey (US) ko 1st.

DENNIS ANDRIES, the Hackney heavyweight, overcame the American Willie Jake in a professional promotion in Barking last night. The American boxer retired in the sixth round.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Barking): 6-rd light-middleweight: K Sheeran (Crawley) bt P Lynch (Swansea) rsf 1st. 6-rd cruiserweight: T Dunstan (Hackney) bt L Prudden (Redditch) pts. 6-rd light-middleweight: J Robinson (West Ham) bt J Duckworth (Burnley) rsf 3rd. 8-rd light-middleweight: D Grainger (West Ham) bt W Shepherd (Carlisle) rsf 4th. 6-rd light-middleweight: K Adamson (Walthamstow) bt R Washer (Swansea) pts. 6-rd featherweight: K Taylor (Birmingham) bt C Dermody (Manchester) pts; 10-rd cruiserweight: D Andries (Hackney) bt W Jake (US) retired 6th.