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Kingston Gleaner (Newspaper) - December 23, 1986, Kingston, Kingston Page thirty sports the daily gleaner. Tuesday december 23, Lloyd Honeyghan takes stand against apartheid Adf gain first Lien on safa my trophy London. Dec 22, Reuter briton Lloyd Honeyghan to Day announced the first challenger for his undisputed world welterweight title and then renounced the world boxing Ais cution Aba part of his Crown in a stand against apart Heid Honyghan who is Black believes he would be seen to be sup porting apartheid if he agreed to fight White South african Harold Volbrecht who is due to fight soon in a final Aba Cut Minior the Aba suspended re britons with South Africa in october and no fights can be held there under Aba auspices but South african fighters Are still ranked by the Aba and can fight for world titles outside their country critics have said the sanctions have not gone far enough the announcement of Honyghan s decision to give up the Aba Section came less than an hour after it was confirmed that Honeyghan would defend his undisputed title against american Johnny Bumphus in London on february 22 the undisputed title included All three versions f o r t h e w e l t e r w e i g h t w o r l d championship the world boxing Lloyd Honeyghan Council wbk the International boxing federation and the Aba. Honeyghan said he had no intention of Ever defending his Aba title against Volbrecht there is no Way i would have been Abl to look at myself in the Mirror each morning if i agreed i have to think of Rny people i it would not have mattered How much i was offered or whether the fight was in London or South Africa. People would have said that i was not denouncing apartheid. So i am giving up the Aba Rule " sets first title defence for feb. 22 London dec 22, Reuter Lloyd Honeyghan of Britain the undisputed world welterweight Box ing Champion will defend his title against Johnny Bumphus of the United states in London on sunday february 22, prompter Mike Barrett announced today. Honeyghan won the title m september when former Champion Don Curry retired at the end of the sixth round of their fight in Atlantic City Barrett said Honeyghan s first de Fence of the title would be Over is rounds because it was the International boxing federation s turn to have jurisdiction the world boxing Council and world boxing association versions of the title which Honeyghan holds will also be at stake. Honeyghan unbeaten m 28 fights will Fly to the United states Tomor Row to Tram m Palm Springs califor Nia Bumphus has won 29 of his 30 fights. J a m a i c a d e f e n c e t f o r c e gained their first Lien on the red Label wine safa major league title with come from Behms a 2-1 win Over Cavalier in the second leg of the two Way final at the National stadium on sunday night the soldiers won the two Way final the 3-2, after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw last thursday night the Adf were always the aggressors after Cavalier had gained a Shock seventh minute Lead and pulled Back in defence to defend the advantage. Duncan s destroyers wasted no time m going into the Lead before the terns had. Settled Down to a constructive pattern Gary Benbow opened the scoring with a powerful right footer from inside the penalty Boxt was the culmination of & three Man combination among left Winger Keith Vassell Cleveland Christie and Benbow Vassell started the move with a Good dribble on the left Wing. His Cross was cleared tamely by the Adf defence and Vassell regained posses Sion and passed to Christie who relayed to Benbow who made no mistake despite the 1-0 Lead Cavalier were not allowed to take charge As the soldiers picked up the Pace and pushed them on the defensive. The army men almost took the Lead shortly after when a Lef Side Cross found the head of Centre Forward Anthony Francis his Well placed headei1 gave goalkeeper Leroy Gra Tiam some anxious moments before can Richard Clarke become the first Home grown world Champion asks Leroy Brown Jamaica s Brilliant Young flyweight Boxer Richard shrimp Clarke has shown quite clearly that he is destined for world championship honours now that he has disposed of vet another world rated tighter Clarke met the pc b \ no 5 rated Fly weight uan Herrera recent 1 in Kingston and used j mixture of skill and punching Power to score an impressive Victory Over 12 rounds the vacant ont mental americas title was at stake and a winning that title Clarke has now earned for himself three regional titles. Last year he won the Central american and Caribbean flyweight Crown and ear Lier this Vear he won the common1 wealth title by knocking out Wayne Mulholland of Australia in four rounds. J he Only other title Worth win Ning by Clarke now is the world title and this must be his goal tor t98 there is a general feeling by local boxing fans that a world Champion cannot be produced locally and this is the Challenge now being faced by Clarke and his connections. They Are convinced that it can be done and have mapped out a programme to achieve this goal the big question is can it work3 a Clarke could however face a dilemma next year As a result of his defeating Herrera who is rated at City wanderers of top Indef Undem f City Omed Neighbours wanderers at the top of the St Catherine Hume Stewart football Competition when they de Tea cd thunderbolts 2 0 in the Sec Ond match of a doubleheader at the Spanish town prison Oval on Sun Day in the first game c Hampton kickers clipped c Crystal United i-1 Independence c it and wanderers on 12 Points each but wanderers have played two matches less eight to Cir s 10 after 48 matches some 87 goals have been scored with defending champions and fourth placed Black lion responsible for the highest number of goals with 11 goals to their credit while conceding three leaders wanderers have had the lowest scored against them one but they have scored Only f Ive goals so tar co leaders Independence City have scored nine goals with five against both portico and Atawal have yet to win a match with the highest number of goals 14 scored against Atawal who have also draw n the most games five up to round 15th of the Competition the standing was As follows. P wanderers 8 Independence cite 10 Dela Vega City. 8 thunderbolts 8 Black lion 6 United 8 Champion kickers 9 Federal United 9 police 9 Alcan 5 Atawal 7 portico 9 w l d of a pts.4 0 4 5 1 12 4 2 4 9 7 12 4 1 3 9 5 11 4 2 2 10 5 10 4 0 2 11 3 10 3 3 2 7 12 8 2 3 4 9 10 8 2 4 3 7 10 "7 2 5 2 8 12 6 \ \ 3 6 3 s. 0 2 5 i 9.5 0 6 2 6 14 2 Goren Bridge by Charles grew and Omar Sharif m9m int min my Swvick. Inc Richard shrimp Clarke no 5 by the wb.a.1 Clarke must now get into the Worlin ratings and we will know in a few weeks exactly what the situation is m that regard. Being Iri the ratings he will have to try to get himself into Trie no. 1 spot to earn a mandatory shot at the Champion or otherwise get As close to no 1 As possible1, to earn a negotiated title fight. The goal could however conflict with his responsibilities As a three title Holder the usual time require ment for defence of titles is six months. He is therefore Long Over due for a defence of the c . Title. With regard to the common wealth title he will certainly be called on to defend that title in a Short while and it is known that a rated contender in Ghana is already seeking a fight with Clarke. Additionally the rules of the Continental americas stipulate that the title must be defended every four months so m the new year Clarke could be hard pressed with demands for title defences if these demands fit into the world title fight plan and can in fact enhance it then it will suit Clarke to accept fights offered if the Price is right. If the fights do not offer the sort 0f Opportunity to help him move ahead however then like other fighters seeking world titles he will have to divest himself of some of his regional crowns. I sincerely Hope too that if pres sure is brought to Bear on him by controlling bodies to defend or be stripped he will give up a title rather than have it taken away from him former world heavyweight Cham Pion Trevor Berbick was caught up on the horns of such a dilemma last Vear when he was gunning for the w b c Crown the Commonwealth committee wanted him to defend and the Canadian authorities also wanted him to defend their title he could do neither and the titles were eventually declared vacant Clarke could Well find himself m similar situation he May Well have to choose for example Between a fight with a no 1 contender and a challenger for one of his titles and he will then Haye to decide which fight will get him closer to one of the world champions his Man Ger Jacques Deschamps jr., has shown Good judgement and a keen appreciation for what is Best for his fighter and no doubt he will be examining All the factors when they present themselves. The goal set is to win a world title in 1987 and everything that will make that goal achievable will be warmly embraced. There is no doubt that Clarke has All the attn utes that can make him into a Champion and this has been endorsed by no less a boxing expert than the world famous Angelo Dun Dee. Let us Hope that it All Falls into place. Too revealing. Both vulnerable South deals North k 1 0 9 2 99 4 q j 7 5 4 West East a q87 o j 8 3 2 o k 1 0 7 5 4 s 1 0 9 8 7 6 4 o k a2 4 k 1 0 6 3 South 4 a 6 5 4 3 632 98 the bidding South West North East 1 pass 4 pass Pas pass opening Lead ten of 0 we Are frequently asked what we consider of be the Best system of leads we Are probably the wrong people to ask for we Are quite Happy with the methods that have served us so Well in the past one of the More popular systems evolves the Lead of the 10 of a suit to show either 0 or 2 higher cards it works Well on occasion but at times ran be of crucial help to Declarer this hand is from the open pairs event at the 7th world olym Piad m Miami Beach sitting South was Paul Marston of Australia one of the candidates in the 1986 Royal Viking line player of the year Competition he and his partner Stephen Bur Gess reached four Spades in two bids Mars ton s one Spade opening bid was limited so Burgess was not worried about missing a slam had one of your writers led the 10 of diamonds against four Spades Declarer would probably have taken the finesse and ended up failing by one trick the Lead could have been from k-10-9 East would win and shift to a club and a third club would promote a Trump trick for the defenders Here however East West were using the opening leads described above. Marston knew that West could not hold two higher cards than the 10, so he had to have none higher therefore the finesse was doomed so Declarer Rose with the Ace and great was the fall thereon with West marked with great length in diamonds he was the one More Likely to be Short in Trumps so Declarer cashed the King pick ing up the Jack and ran the ten applying the principle of restricted Choice to land his contract with an Over tick cup nations cup to be held every 4 years port of Spain Trinidad dec 20, Cana the Caribbean football Union cfl5 s nations cup will in future be held every Fiir years it was announced Here. The tournament which was previously biennial will next be held in Martinique in 1988, when the cup will also hold an under-16 series tentatively set for Jamaica according to Austin Jack Warner a local cup executive member. There will also be an Undet-18 Senes and a tournament for women beginning next year in either inn Idad or Guadeloupe. The decisions were taken at a cup executive meeting m puerto Rico earlier this month. Warner attended that meeting after going to a fifa conference in Zurich where he was re elected for another two year term As a member of both the Appeal Board and the organising committee at the Zurich meeting Aruba St Vincent and the grenadines and St Lucia were accepted As members of conc Acaf which should led to their membership in fifa after two years., " meanwhile the cup also restructured its groupings to take into a increased membership count its which now s the an Cuba Central hands at 20. Groups North can be Halti Jamaica Antigua and Barbuda Montserrat Rico domit ican Republic puerto Caribbean Barbados St Lucia St Vincent Martinique Guadeloupe Dominica. South Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago French Gutana Guyana Aruba surname Curacao Grenada he held the Ball Abov his head minutes later Cavalier got a Glori Ous Chance to extend their Lead Vassell gained Possession of a Long downfield clearance inside the Adf half he disposed of defender Horace Samuels but when left with Only goalkeeper Ian Barrett to beat he kicked wide of the Mark to end the half at 1-0. The second half of the match belonged to the soldiers they kept up a constant pressure on the defensive minded Cavalier and finally broke through in the 71st minute Cavalier finally paid the penalty in the 71st minute when Gladstone Cypher s High right Side Cross found Plymale Hamilton at the far Post and he mad no mistake by pushing into the far Corne Cavalier lifted their plam a bid to Reagin the lead1 but found the Adf defence hard to beat the winning goal came in the Jofh Romute when Dorphie de Sou a was brought Down inside the Box by a defender coming from behind. Referee John Richards who was officiating a his final game after 30 Yea pointed to the spot where Charles Ridley crashed the Ball into the Corner with ten minutes remaining the Cavalier team attacked relentless but again the stubborn Back four of Samuels i a pc a Ridley and Dalroy Porter gave them Little room to break their rank itinerary for no tour decided the West indies Cricket Board of control has finalised the itinerary for next year s tour of new zealand set to begin on february 14 and end in March 28 the tour will comprise three test matches four one Day intern annals two first class matches and a one Day match against Auckland the opening game Agamir Auckland could be cancelled however if the Caribbean team reaches the finals of the Benson and Hedges world cup in Australia the tour party of 15 players is expected to be selected before Jan uary 31 next year the team will assemble m new 7ealancl imn tedi Atchly following the tour of Austn Rha itinerary february 14 is Rekland it Auckland 15 17 is president s i at Hanna ton 20 24 first test it a Calm ton feb 27 to March 3 second lest at Auckland March 6 8 is Shell i it Napier 12 16 third test at c hns Church 18 1st 1 Day International 21 2nd 1 Day International 25 3rd 1 Dav International 28 4th 1 Day International Here football the St Catherine football association Happy Sutherland Knock out Competition will begin on saturday january 3 with tie Fol lowing matches starting at v30 p m Barovak is Trail Heights at Homestead Road Ensom is Willowdale at Ensom Kitson town is Frazer Content at Barry Lloyd Community Centre i ittle Green Dale is Mandella at Rio c Obre approved school Villa Park is Corletto United at Sydenham Milo rangers is Ricochet at by Brook Colts United is tropical Mystic at Raj seamount and Crystal kickers is worthy Park at Ewar to netball the 1986/87 Jamaica netball association a open league Competition resume on tuesday january 13 at the stadium courts at 5.15 p m with the following matches Vauxhall b is Harbour View Vauxhall c is sports and games Jay ans is Lampshire and Pepsi peppers is Seneca there basketball results of National basketball association games played in the United states on sunday were Cleveland Cavaliers 104 Indiana pacers 94, Portland trip blazers 128 Washington bullets 101, i of Angeles lakers 103 Houston rockets 96, Golden state warriors 121 Seattle supersonics 112 Cricket Pakistan Captain Imran Khan won a one Day All rounders Cricket contest on sunday in Hong Kong with a Fine display of controlled hitting a and steady Bowling. In rare scored 114 runs in the contest s specially devised scoring system South african born Cave Rice Winner of the event on its debut in 1984 and again last year was runner up with a score of 92 with new zealand s Richard had Lee third with 83 these three con tested the final after England s Graham Gooch and India s Man Dan Lai were eliminated in the first round Imran was the out standing batsman of the Day scor ing 77 m his eight first round overs in which he was out once and 94 in the 20 second round overs in which he was dismissed twice. Australia s Cricket selectors named the following squad yesterday for the fourth test against England starting in Melbourne on Friday december 26 Geoff Marsh David Boon Dean Jones Allan Bor Der Captai Greg Ritchie Steve Waugh Greg Matthews Peter sleep Tim Zoehrer Craig Mcdermott Bruce Reid Merv Hughes Western Australia lost their final two wickets m a drama packed f Ive minutes late in the Day to give Victoria the first innings Points in the top of the table Sheffield shield Cricket clash in Perth last Friday Vic Marks was caught by Ray Bright m the g ully Oft fast Bowler Merv Hughes tor 55 in the penultimate Over then Bright had Tai Lender Peter capes caught by Dav Whatmore at slips with the third Ball of the final Over of the Day Western Australia Chas ing Victoria s first innings total of 29?, we re in missed tor 27s, and the two Points gave the visitors a Clear Lead m the table5 but the match could go either Way and Western Australia will press hard for an outright win Over the remaining two Davs athletics five world record holders have been invited to an International indoor athletics meeting m Osaka Western Japan on january 15 Canadian indoor world record holders san Etc r Ben Orinson and hurdler Mark Mccoy triple jumper Willie Banks of the us Tell states and High Lumper Igor Pak. Lin and pole Vaul Ter Sergei Bubka both of the soviet Union at Osaka Home n s International Marathon on january 25 wih is headed by 1986 c Ommo Wetts games Champion Lisa Martn 33fc Australia and defending champs a Lorraine Moller of new soccer Imre Komora has quit after tue months As manager of the hungarian National soccer team. He has been replaced by to if Verbes 45 Vear old the 4 Vear old manager of such Stul Budapest mtg Tala club Komora took Over the Russ of the National Side Tol Lomg Hungary s poor showing in Joje world c u p finals in Mexico Tut Thev have since lost their two european c championship group qualifying tics sports Otic Ian said the appointment of v crepes re fleeced a. New line being taken by f a president Jeno Somogy l american football results of National football i Cague games played in the amt c d states on sunday were. Atlanta Falcons 20 Detroit Lions 6, hous ton oilers 16 Buffalo Bills "7 Cincinnati bengals 52. New York jets 21, Cleveland Browns $1 Saa Diego chargers 17, Minnesota Vilms 3? new Orleans saints-17, Kansas City chiefs 24 Pittsburgh Ste Elers 19, St Louis Cardi reals 21 Tampa Bay Bucane Eis 17, Washngton re dams 21 Philadelphia eagles 14, Chicago bears 24 dal Las cowboys 10, Indianapolis 30 los Angeles raiders 24 hockey. Results of National hockey ice league games played in a Octja american on sunday were St Louis blues 5 Philadelphia flyers 3, Chicago Blackhawk 7 Detroit red wings 4, Hartford whalers-4 new York rangers-3 overturn Quebec Nordques 4 Winnipeg jets 4 Andt Capp u2e9

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