Sporting Digest: Boxing

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VIRGIL HILL, of the United States, retained his World Boxing Association light-heavyweight title in Paris on Saturday when he outpointed Fabrice Tiozzo, of France, over 12 rounds.

ALL ENGLAND ABA SEMI-FINALS (Oxford): Light-flyweight: D Fox (RAF) bt G Jones (Sefton); A Derry (Oxford YMCA) bt N Persaud (St Pancras) rsf 3rd. Flyweight: P Ingle (Scarborough) bt G Payne (B Green) rsf 2nd; J Coulston (Hollington) bt O Spensley (RAF) KO 3rd. Bantamweight: G Nicette (Torbay) bt P Mullings (St Patricks) pts; R Evatt (Triumph) bt R Brindle (Chorley) KO 1st. Featherweight: A Moon (Kirkby) bt R Basford (Army) rsf 2nd; M McRae (Fitzroy Lodge) bt D Pithie (Willenhall) pts. Lightweight: A Temple (Hartlepool) bt S Smith (Repton) pts; V Powell (Army) bt D Kehoe (Henry Street) pts. Light-welterweight: R Wileman (Navy) bt A Maynard (Small Heath) pts; P Richardson (Phil Thomas) bt J Stephens (Kingston) rsf 2nd. Welterweight: S Roberts (West Ham) bt M Santini (Birmingham) pts; C Bessey (Army) bt P Burns (Gemini) pts. Light-middleweight: D Starie (Hurstlea) bt G Catley (Empire) pts; R Murray (Rose Heath) bt Michael Scott (Islington) pts. Middleweight: D Dorrington (National Smelting) bt D Francis (Basingstoke) pts; P Heheghan (Moss Side) bt J Matthews (Crown and Manor) rsf 2nd. Light- heavyweight: K Oliver (Braithbridge) bt M Wright (Repton) pts; A Todd (Darlington) bt J Gosling (RAF) KO 1st. Heavyweight: P Lawson (Repton) bt K Duke (Sunderland) pts; S Burford (Army) bt N Simpson (Willenhall) rsf 2nd. Super- heavyweight: M McKenzie (Birmingham) bt K McCormack (Navy) pts; R Allen (Preston) bt A Harrison (Northolt) pts.