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March 14, 1986

MILAN, Italy (AP) _ Italian driver Pier Carlo Ghinzani has signed with the Osella team for the 1986 world formula-one championship.

Ghinzani will team with West German pilot Danner, Osella official reported Friday.

In this year’s championship Osella racers will be powered by turbocharged engines made by Motori Moderni. Last year the Italian team used Alfa Romeo engines.


LONDON (AP) - Welsh welterweight boxer Colin Jones, whose last fight was for a world title 14 months ago, has pulled out of his latest comeback bout against Mike Hutchinson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 19 because of illness, promoters said Friday.

Jones, who was stopped in four rounds by Don Curry in a World Boxing Association title fight in January last year, has a severe stomach upset.

Promoter Frank Warren said he hopes to arrange a fight for the Welshman next month.

The gap in the card at the Alexandra Pavilion will be filled by a middleweight contest between Britain’s Errol Christie and Don Bowers of Detroit.


CHIBA, Japan (AP) - Henry Maske of East Germany, the world amateur middleweight boxing champion, beat Hamedidi Maimoun of France by default Friday and advanced into the finals of the Japan Cup amateur boxing tournament.

Maske meets Bulgarian Daniel Krumov in the final Sunday. Krumov beat Japan’s Tsutomu Ota when the referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the first round in their semifinal match at Chiba Park Gymnasium.

Dieter Berg of East Germany, the European flyweight champion, scored a 2-1 decision over Seiki Segawa of Japan in another semifinal. Berg faces South Korean Chang Jong-Kyoo, who scored a 3-0 decision over Japan’s Tatsumi Nakamori Friday.

Sixty amateur boxers from East Germany, Taiwan, Bulgaria, South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal, Australia, Japan, France and Indonesia are competing in the four-day tournament.


MARSEILLE, France (AP) - Frank Williams, owner of Britain’s William Grand Prix auto racing team, was flown to London Friday night for further treatment of road accident injuries which left his legs paralyzed, hospital sources revealed Friday.

The move had not been announced previously at the request of his family, officials said.

Williams was moved to London Hospital where he will be in the care of Dr. Syd Watkins, the hospital’s head of neurosurgery and head of the medical commission of the International Auto Sports Federation.

Watkins attends all Grand Prix events as senior medical officer.

Williams is understood to have partial loss of the use of one arm as well as paralysis of the legs. No medical predictions have been made public here as to the likelihood of his overcoming the paralysis.

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