Undated (AP) _ JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP)-The new International Boxing Federation Junior Bantamweight Champion Ellyas Pical is expected to fight with Kausai Galaxy of Thailand, who is the reigning junior bantamweight champion of the World Boxing Association, the Indonesian’s promoter said Thursday.
Boy Bolang, who accompanied Pical during a courtesy call with President Suharto at the presidential office, said he would try to schedule the fight between Pical and Kausai as soon as possible.
Pical defeated Chun Chu-do of South Korea earlier this month, becoming the first Indonesian boxer to win the International Boxing Federation’s junior bantamweight championship.
Pical, 25, has to face some 12 challengers from Mexico, the United States, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Thailand, Bolang said. ---
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Outlaws defensive end John Lee claims the team has told him it will stop paying him even though he is still injured and unable to play.
Lee said Wednesday that Outlaws President Bill Tatham Jr. told him that his injured knee has recovered and that the team no longer has a responsibility to pay him.
The Outlaws waived Lee before the season and have paid him a small portion of his contract, which is about $75,000 for this year.
His weekly paychecks have dwindled from $2,000 the first week to $100, Lee said.
″At one point, they told me they were going to write up a check with zeros on it, no money amount,″ Lee said.
The defensive end, who had his best season last year when he led the Arizona Wranglers in quarterback sacks, said he is broke, his car has been repossessed and his telephone service has been cut off. He said he also is in danger of losing his home. ---
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Jazz players have voted to give a portion of their National Basketball Association playoff money to John Drew, who played 19 gaves with the club this season before being waived for a relapse of his drug problem.
The Jazz were eliminated from the playoffs by Denver Tuesday night and returned to Salt Lake Wednesday, where they were greeted at the airport by Mayor Ted Wilson and a small band of fans.
The players met briefly with Coach Frank Layden, then met to divide their playoff shares and begin heading home.
The playoff money totaled $70,000, including $15,000 for finishing sixth in the Western Conference, $25,000 for participating in the first round of the playoffs and $30,000 for participating in the conference semifinals.
They voted to have the 13 players on the roster at the end of the year each receive a full share, or $5,000.
The players voted to take $100 out of each of their shares to give to Drew - a total of $1,300.