Hawaii State Boxing Commission executive director Mike Machado said yesterday that he will require neurological as well as physical testing for former world champion Meldrick Taylor.
Tests sought for boxer
By Pat Bigold, Star-Bulletin
The 34-year-old Taylor (37-7-1, 20 KOs), who has not fought in 13 months, is scheduled to meet Bobby Heath (22-8-4, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout Halloween night at the Sheraton Waikiki.
Machado said he'd like to have the testing done due to concerns about Taylor's health.
He said neurological testing is rarely done on a fighter here and it is an expensive procedure. But Machado said he'd prefer not to take a chance on a fighter's safety in his jurisdiction.
Hawaii Pacific, the top-ranked NCAA Division II women's volleyball team, set a school record last night with its 18th consecutive victory, beating Alaska-Anchorage, 15-12, 15-7, 15-10, in a Pacific West Conference match at the St. Andrew's Priory gym.
Sea Warriors win
record 18th straight
Flavia Gabinio paced the Sea Warriors (18-0, 11-0 PacWest) with 18 kills. Kaiser High School graduate Vanessa Tsukano had 14 kills to lead the Seawolves.
HPU needs one more win to clinch the PacWest title and hosting duties for the conference postseason tournament.
Alaska-Anchorage fell to 12-17 overall and 8-5 in the conference.
Seasiders blast NanooksThe BYU-Hawaii women's volleyball team defeated Alaska-Fairbanks, 15-8, 15-7, 15-8, last night at Laie.
BYUH (13-5, 9-2 PacWest) got 11 kills from Vanessa Valansi.
The Nanooks fell to 13-7, 8-5.
Sunset surf contestThe 17th annual Rusty/Xcel Pro is scheduled to start tomorrow at Sunset Beach, conditions permitting, with more than 120 of the world's top surfers in the three-day title hunt
With an approaching north swell expected in the 6-foot-plus range this weekend, contest director Ed D'Ascoli of Xcel Wetsuits hopes to begin trials tomorrow.
The 14-day window for the event runs through Nov. 10. Surfers and spectators can call 596-SURF (7873) to find out if there will be competition each day.
Na Koa football meetingUniversity of Hawaii assistant coaches Rich Miano and Dan Morrison will be featured speakers at Monday's Na Koa Football Club meeting.
The event starts with lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Stan Sheriff Center hospitality room. The cost is $10 for Na Koa members and $15 for nonmembers. Parking fees will be refunded with validation.