Sporting Digest: Boxing

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JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, the World Boxing Council super lightweight champion, will defend his crown for the first time since his draw with Pernell Whitaker in September when he faces the British fighter, Andy Holligan, as part of a triple title fight card on 18 December.

LLOYD HONEYGHAN, the former undisputed world welterweight champion, is parting from his manager Mickey Duff. The 33-year-old fighter, currently Commonwealth light-middleweight champion, says his contract with Duff has expired and he plans to manage himself. Duff, who guided Honeyghan to his historic world title win over Don Curry in Atlantic City in 1986, said: 'He signed a two-year contract with an option in 1991 and I have decided not to take up the option, so Lloyd is a free agent.'