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June 25, 1989

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ Challenger Humberto Gonzalez of Mexico won the World Boxing Council light flyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over champion Lee Yul-woo of South Korea Sunday.

There were no knockdowns.

Gonzalez weighed 106 pounds and Lee 107.

U.S. judges Marty Sammon and Dalby Shirley scored it 115-113 and 117-113 and Carlos Rafael Cartaya of Venezuela had it 115-113, all for Gonzales.

The 21-year-old Lee was making his first defense of the title he wrested from German Torres of Mexico in March. The Mexican was ranked the No. 1 contender by the WBC.

Gonzalez, 23, now has an unbeaten record of 24 victories, including 20 knockouts. Lee’s record dropped to 17 victories and two defeats.


TOKYO (AP) - Akinobu Okada hit a grand slam in the eighth inning off former major-leaguer Bill Gullickson, leading the Hanshin Tigers to a 5-4 Japanese baseball victory over the Yomiuri Giants Sunday. The defeat was Gullickson’s third against four victories.

Former minor-leaguer Wade Rowdon had a grand slam as the Hiroshima Toyo Carp downed the Yokohama Taiyo Whales 10-6. Rowdon has 11 homers this season.

Larry Parrish, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, drove in a run as the Yakult Swallows posted a 2-0 victory over the Chunichi Dragons.

Greg ″Boomer″ Wells, formerly of the Minnesota Twins, singled home the winning run in the top of the 10th inning, giving the Orix Braves a 4-3 victory over the Kintetsu Buffaloes.


OKAYAMA, Japan (AP) - The Soviet Union’s women’s volleyball team, gold medalists at the Seoul Olympics, beat Japan 15-12, 15-13, 15-3 Sunday to wind up a six-game Japan series with five victories and one defeat.

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