JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has granted a Joe Louis gold medal to Ellyas Pical, the Indonesian junior bantamweight champion, the newspaper Suara Karya said Tuesday.
Pical, 25, won the IBF title from South Korea’s Ju Do Chun here two weeks ago.
Promoter Boy Bolang, who represented the Indonesian boxing commission at an IBF convention in Detroit, on Monday telephoned a boxing official in Jakarta saying IBF considers Pical a ″new star from the Far East with world-class boxing techniques,″ the paper said.
Pical, who knocked out Chun in the eighth round of the scheduled 15-round fight, is the first Indonesian to win a world title. ---
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Rockets rookie center Akeem Olajuwon is scheduled to appear in a science fiction movie that will be filmed in Los Angeles this summer, a spokesman for the National Basketball Association athlete said.
″It sounds like something that will be a lot of fun for him, and he’s excited about doing it,″ Andrea Mason said Monday.
Ms. Mason said Olajuwon decided last week to appear in the film ″Kill- Bots.″
The movie will star actress Linda Blair, who earned fame after starring in the movie ″The Exorcist.″
Olajuwon’s role in the movie is a small one, Ms. Mason said. He will play a security guard at a robot-programming facility and will be paid $1,000 for his part in the movie, which will begin production in August, she added. ---
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - Bowdoin College announced Tuesday the appointment of Timothy Gilbride as coach of basketball and soccer.
Gilbride, 32, is assistant basketball coach at American International College in Springfield, Mass. He is a 1974 graduate of Providence College, where he played basketball and was most valuable player on the soccer team.
Gilbride succeeds Ray Bicknell, who retired as basketball coach last February after 23 seasons. The soccer coach, Charlie Butt, will remain at Bowdoin as coach of men’s and women’s swimming. ---
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Canadian heavyweight Willie de Wit will fight for the fifth time as a professional June 5 in Atlantic City, N.J., but his opponent has not yet been named.
De Wit, of Grande Prairie, Alberta, has three wins and a draw as a professional. He will appear in a six-round bout on the undercard of a Bob Arum Top Rank promotion at the Resorts International Hotel, Rod Proudfoot, a spokesman for the Olympic silver medallist, said Monday from Burnet, Texas.
Proudfoot said de Wit’s opponent should be known by early next week. ---
LONDON (AP) --Zola Budd will attempt to break the world 5,000-meter record when she runs at the World Games in Helsinki on July 4, British press reports said Tuesday.
Budd set an unofficial record for the distance while racing in South Africa 18 months ago but it went unrecognised because of that country’s policy of apartheid.
Last summer, Norway’s Ingrid Kristiansen bettered Budd’s time in Oslo and set an official world record of 14 minutes, 58.89 seconds.
Budd, who now runs for Britain after emigrating here last year, currently is training in South Africa. The 18-year-old world cross country champion opens her international track season on June 24 in Northern Ireland.