Sporting Digest: Boxing

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JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, the unbeaten WBC super-lightweight champion from Mexico, will fight Pernell Whitaker for the American's WBC welterweight title in San Antonio on 10 September. Chavez is also scheduled to make a title defence on 8 May against the No 1 contender, Terrence Alli, in Las Vegas. The fight will be on the undercard of Lennox Lewis's WBC heavyweight title defence against Tony Tucker, the former IBF champion.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Brentwood Centre): 6-rd bantamweight: Tim Yeates (Southend) bt Ricky Beard (Dagenham) pts; 6-rd lightweight: Bobby Guynan (East Ham) bt Norman Dahlia (Birmingham) pts. 6-rd light-welterweight: Bernard Paul (Tottenham) drew with Ray Newby (Leicester). 6-rd light-welterweight: Paul Knights (Redhill) bt Mark Allen (Doncaster) pts. 12-rd WBA Penta-Continental light-middleweight title: Shaun Cummins (Leicester, holder) bt Mickey Hughes (Croydon) ko 11th. 6-rd super- featherweight: Alan Levene (Liverpool) bt Joe Fannin (Birmingham) ko 1st.