Sporting Digest: Boxing

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JULIO CESAR VASQUEZ, of Argentina, successfully defended his World Boxing Association super-welterweight title when he outpointed the Spaniard, Javier Castillejo, over 12 rounds in Madrid on Saturday.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (NEC, Birmingham) 10-rd heavyweight: F Bruno (Clapham) bt C Williams (US) rsf 10th. 10-rd British light middleweight championship eliminator: R McCracken (Birmingham) bt M Smith (Sheffield) rsf 10th. 6-rd middleweight: A Flute (Coseley) bt S Thomas (Merthyr) rsf 1st. 10-rd middleweight: R Woodhall (Telford) bt R Hammond (US) pts.

6-rd middleweight: C Carr (Middlesbrough) bt G Burton (Sheffield) pts.