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[03 JAN 01] BOXING NEWS
Simpson Stages Miracle Comeback

Coventry boxer Neil Simpson produced one of the most amazing comebacks modern boxing last night to win the light heavyweight Commonwealth title in front of his home crowd.

The 30-year-old was knocked down three times in the opening round of his encounter against Zimbabwean Hastings Rasani.

He then took another eight-count in the second round before starting to his throw punches at his rival in the third.

Rasani, who was put on the bill instead of South African Soon Botes after the Commonwealth Boxing Council ruled that the Zimbabwean had a greater claim to the fight, then went down for an eight count himself.

He was then floored by Simpsonís left hook and was counted out. He needed medical attention before he could leave the ring.

The fight will be shown on Grandstand on the BBC this weekend.
  

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