Woodhall may face Taylor

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Mickey Duff has opened negotiations with Don King to secure Richie Woodhall, the European middleweight champion, a world title fight in Las Vegas next March. Quincy Taylor, the World Council's middleweight champion, has been ordered to defend his title against Woodhall by 17 March, and Woodhall hopes it will be part of the undercard to Frank Bruno's world heavyweight title defence against Mike Tyson on 16 March.

Johnny Armour, from Chatham, produced a devastating body punch to retain his European bantamweight title at York Hall, Bethnal Green, last night. The 27-year-old knocked out France's Redha Abbas with two seconds remaining of the fifth round. His next target is a challenge for the International Federation title held by South Africa's Mbulela Botile.

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