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maltatoday WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2018 Sport 23 BOXING UFC Answers to the MaltaToday crossword will be published next Wednesday WEATHER: Partly cloudy becoming rather cloudy overnight VISIBILITY: Good except in showers WIND: Northwest force 5 becoming West Northwest overnight SEA: Rough SWELL Low Westerly becoming negligible A B C D E F G H 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 White to play and mate in four moves A B C D E F G H 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Last week's solution Sudoku rules are extremely easy: Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 9x9 box. PARTLY CLOUDY 17 º C /11 º C UV INDEX: 2 Today's Weather Chess Sudoku Pursuits Across 1. Domesticates (5) 6. Highland (7) 8. Odd (7) 9. Cut off (3) 10. Capital of Peru (4) 12. Small harp-like musical instrument (4) 15. Eccentric (3) 16. British rock group (7) 18. Most tidy (7) 19. Perspire (5) Down 1. Hollywood (6,4) 2. Heath (4) 3. Rotates (5) 4. Captures (5) 5. Actually (6) 7. Disagreeable (10) 11. Insane person (6) 13. Monastery of an abbot (5) 14. Trousers (5) 17. Similar (4) ..... h3+ Kh1 g2 mate Pacquiao to fight Argentine Matthysse for WBA welterweight title Holloway replaces injured Ferguson in UFC title bout MANNY Pacquiao will fight Argentine welterweight cham- pion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in Kuala Lumpur in July, promoter Oscar de la Hoya said. "Signed, sealed, and delivered: Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion @MatthysseLucas will put his title on the line against @mannypacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sat- urday night July 14 (US time)," De la Hoya said on Twitter. Matthysse beat Thailand's Tewa Kiram to win the vacant WBA welterweight belt in Janu- ary and take his record to 38-4- 0. Filipino Pacquiao, 39, last fought in a unanimous points loss to Australian Jeff Horn in July last year. He is ranked sec- ond in the division and has an overall record of 57-6-2. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will replace in- jured interim title-holder Tony Ferguson and take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the light- weight title at UFC 223 in New York on Saturday, the promo- tion has announced. With Conor McGregor failing to defend the belt since he won the crown in November 2016, UFC president Dana White had announced that American Ferguson and Russian Nurma- gomedov would face each other for the undisputed title. This would effectively strip the 29-year-old Irishman of the belt but on Sunday, the UFC said that Ferguson had suffered a knee injury and Ha- waiian Holloway would step in as a replacement and battle the undefeated Nurmagomedov instead. The UFC 223 event takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and also features a women's straw-weight title rematch between champion Rose Namajunas and Poland's Joanna Jedrzejczyk, whom the American defeated to take the belt last November. Max Holloway

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