Sporting Digest: Boxing

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WAYNE McCULLOUGH, the Belfast bantamweight, stopped the veteran American Jerome Coffey in six rounds of a scheduled 10-rounds contest in Florida yesterday. Victory made the former Olympic silver medallist's record 10 wins out of 10 and keeps him on course for an attempt at Jung Byun's World Boxing Council title.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Royal Albert Hall, London): 12-rds European heavyweight title: H Akinwande (Walworth) bt B Chianese (It) rsf 4th. 8-rd cruiserweight: D Brown (Leeds) bt L Howard (Chelmsford) rsf 6th. 6-rd middleweight: G Jackson (Battersea) bt J Mortimer (Clapham) rsf 3rd. 6-rd welterweight: P Denton (Walthamstow) bt B Hickey (Sheffield) ko 1st.

PROFESSIONAL PROMOTION (Bethnal Green, London): 8-rd super-featherweight: F Havard (Swansea) bt H Escott (Sunderland) pts. 4-rd featherweight: J Murphy (Hove) bt M Hargreaves (Burnley) pts.