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Monday, February 8, 1999 Published at 22:51 GMT


Sport

Hide title fight off

Herbie Hide - still struggling to make a name outside Britain

British heavyweight Herbie Hide has withdrawn from his WBO world title defence against Orlin Norris in Newcastle on Saturday.


BBC Boxing Correspondent John Rawling reports (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Promoter Frank Warren's Sports Network organisation said that Hide was suffering from a skin allergy that has been troubling him for several weeks.

It is the second time the fight has fallen through, with American Norris pulling out of scheduled bouts last year due to knee injuries.

Hide's withdrawal is the second blow for the bill, with Kevin Lueshing's WBO light-middleweight title challenge to Harry Simon called off last week.





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