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January 24, 1986

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ Yu Myong-woo hopes to postpone his World Boxing Association junior flyweight title bout with Jose De Jesus of Puerto Rico until sometime in March because of leg injuries, Yu’s handlers said Friday.

″We plan to negotiate with the challenger’s side next week on a possible postponement of several weeks.″ Said Ko Suk-bai, a spokesman for Yu. ″Yu is still suffering from his lingering leg strains.″

The title bout is scheduled to be held on Feb. 23 in Seoul unless there is a change.

Yu, 21, won the title last December by decisioning Joey Olivo of the United States. The unbeaten champion is now 19-0-0, while De Jesus, the No. 1 contender, is 16-0-1 with 14 knockouts.


SAPPORO, Japan (AP) - Ernst Vettori of Austria, the current leader in the World Cup ski jump standings, heads a field of 60 jumpers from 11 countries in the World Cup event to be held in Sapporo Saturday and Sunday.

The Sapporo meet is the 14th and 15th leg of the 23-round World Cup jump competition this season.

The 70-meter jump will be held at Miyanomori Hill, site of the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, and the 90-meter jump at Okurayama Hill, another 1972 Olympic site in Hokkaido.

Vettori, with two victories and four runner-up finishes, leads the overall standings with 110 points, five ahead of Primos Ulga of Yugoslavia.

Vettori shared victories with East Germany’s Ulf Findeisen in the 70-meter jump at Oberwiesenthal, East Germany, on Jan. 19, the 13th leg of the series. Ulga scored two successive victories in the opening and second legs of the season at Thunder Bay, Ontario, Dec. 7-8, 1985.

The six-member U.S. team will be led by Mike Holland, who has collected 15 points in the standing.


MACERATA, Italy (AP) - Poland’s national soccer team scored a 1-0 victory against a local third-division team in an exhibition match Thursday.

The exhibition match here was the first of the year for the Polish team in preparation for the World Cup in Mexico.

Poland will fly to Latin America for another exhibition matches on Feb. 2.

The Polish squad is paired with Morocco, England and Portugal in the World Cup round at Monterrey, Mexico.


OSLO, Norway (AP) - Favorable ice and weather conditions have been predicted for the men’s European Championship in all-around speed skating at Bislett Stadium here this weekend.

″It can’t be better,″ said Terje Davidsen, the organizing commitee chairman, after inspecting Bislett’s natural ice rink in bright sunshine during ice preparations Friday.

Eric Heiden of the United States, who is retired, still holds four rink records at Bislett. All were set under similar conditions in 1979, namely sub- freezing overnight temperature and sun at daytime to ″oil″ the ice, making it extra smooth and fast.

Most of the 30 entered skaters from 13 countries practiced Friday at Valle- Hovin, an artificial ice rink. Among them was defending champion Hein Vergeer of the Netherlands.

Vergeer, 24, is considered the man to beat in the overall points standings, although no Dutch skater ever has captured the European all-around title at Bislett.

The 500- and 5,000-meter events will be held Saturday, with the 1,500- and 10,000-meter races Sunday.

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