Sporting Digest: Boxing

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MAURIZIO STECCA, of Italy, won the European featherweight title when he knocked out the holder, Herve Jacob, of France, in the 10th round of their bout in Dunkirk last night.

HUGH FORDE, the former British and Commonwealth super-featherweight champion who retired last November, has announced his return to the ring as a lightweight.

WBC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (Seoul): Byun Jung-il (S Kor, holder) bt J Suarez (Mex) pts.