Sporting Digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
GLENN McCRORY, the former International Boxing Federation cruiserweight champion, has withdrawn from the promotion at York Hall, Bethnal Green next Wednesday after injuring his back while sparring. Carl Thompson, whom McCrory hopes to challenge soon for the British title, will top the bill instead in a 10-round contest against Steve John Harvey of the United States.

RIDDICK BOWE, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion, will defend his titles against his fellow American, Jesse Ferguson, in Washington on 22 May.