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c THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 3B 3e La Hoya finishes Rivera in eighth Boxing The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Wil-fredo Rivera called himself a great challenger, but he was completely out-matched Saturday night by Oscar De La Hoya at Convention Hall. De La Hoya opened a bad cut over Rivera's "He was the strongest fighter I have ever faced," De La Hoya said. "He had a big heart. When I had him cut badly my corner told me to behave like a champ, like Sugar Ray Robinson, take my time and get him out of the ring." De La Hoya, who now must make a mandatory defense against Patrick Charpentier of France on Feb. 28 at Las Vegas, boosted his record to 27-0 with 22 knockouts. He earned $6 million, increasing his total earnings in five fights this year to $33 million. Rivera, who lost two title bids on decisions to Pernell Whitaker in 1996 when Whitaker was the WBC welterweight champ, earned right eye, I T "rtT" opened a cut on w $350,000 for his third defeat. He also has 27 wins with a draw and 18 knockouts. Asked to compare Whitaker and De La Hoya, Rivera said, "They are both great champions." B Graham keeps title: HerOK Graham built up an early lead and held off a late comeback by Vinny Pazienza in Wembley, England, to keep his WBC International super-middleweight title in a matchup of two fighters who were far. bigger names a decade ago. The 38-year-old British fighter; scored a unanimous decision ove the 34-year-old former IBF lightweight and WBA light-middle-I weight tjtlist at Wembley Arena - ' " r it s I) r) his right cheek, knocked him down and stopped him with 12 seconds remaining in the eighth round to retain the WBC wel f f championship also changed hands before 11,221 fans when Yory Boy Campas of Mexico stopped Raul Marquez at 2:29 of the eighth round. Rivera held his own in the first round against De La Hoya, but from then on De La Hoya was in complete control. Referee Joe Cortez halted the action late in the eighth round with blood streaming down the Puerto Rican challenger's face, and called Dr. Howard Taylor in to examine the damage. Taylor advised Cortez to stop it. "This was Oscar's night," Rivera said in a championship understatement. "But I'm not afraid of anybody. I couldn't see out of my right eye, the ref had to stop it." De La Hoya, who weighed the class limit of 147 pounds, opened the cut over the eye with a left hook in the second round. The bleeding continued for the rest of the fight. De La Hoya knocked down Rivera with a right at 2:36 of the fourth round. Rivera got up at the count of 5 and lasted the round, but took severe punishment thereafter. De La Hoya terweight championship. SIIMIIIHZMEIIM t Units Available : 0ME(n.54 per month plus lax It wasn't a completely successful evening for the golden boy. It was planned for De La Hoya to have a major money title defense against Terry Norris in June, but Norris lost the WBC super welterweight title when he was stopped at 51 seconds of the ninth round by 7-1 underdog Keith Mullings. The loss cost Norris a $4.5 million payday against De La Hoya. The IBF junior middleweight AC Automaiic Stereo wcassene ' Based on 48 month lease, we supply only the vehicle, you navallta licwisp nuintenanrs and mmmrt Ipkp $MM KFW ItiPtfl Pfl'MPlI HIT toP!PQ Tflirk restricted to accounts witu qualifying credit. Rate based on iKltaSE 140.000 miles. $0.10 a mile thereafter. $1,228.05 payment at Willi 1 14 Oi ID lafl BSC inception includes first payment, security deposit and tag. General GMC Ituck Sales 360 S. Military Trail W.P.B. Call: 561-686-8908 Fax: 561-697-8429. Hours: Mon-Trt 9am-6pm Sat 9am-2pm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -Keith Mullings (right) surprised Terry Norris in the WBC super wel-.tejweight fight, which was stopped in the ninth round. lyerplank still leads despite jrecord round by pursuer 1J) Hi l f! or PGA Tour qualifyin v Scores 21B RENT 5 n Adult round 77 before shooting 66 and I RENT 3 1 Adqlt Movies l 15.95 I I Movies 69 on Saturday. I 7.95 RELEASES I I NO NEW RELEASES If Exp 12-31-97 1 1 NO NEW I i Exp 12 NEW Currently, the 35th player on the leaderboard is the first at 282, which would bring 12 additional players their cards via the tie rule. n mmtmMuw The tournament lasts six rounds. ft ffiTiTT.invu nrafttTiTFyrrut lagi . m f ffiiwiBWiff '"ir1""- i r i t utner area goiters scores: 40,000 Mile United Warranty 791 M35 Ensign J35 Robert Floyd (286), Jay C. Davis (287), PJ. Cowan (288), Mike 60,000 Mile Limited Warranty 111195 Sposa (289) and Bob Friend (290), I Most Vehklei. Rev Shim Eitra H Needed. With Courmi Only. 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V ' Jones, of Carlsbad, N.M., made la 35-foot birdie putt on his final hole to tie the mark held by sever--al players, including Scott Ver-Tplank, who continues to sit atop ZtHe leaderboard after Saturday's ;fourth round. Verplank, at 267, has a six-shot "lfcad. I ' "I just managed to do every-;thing right," said Jones, who has a four-round total of 13-under 273. .- Steve Hart of Tequesta, Pat IBates of Boca Raton and Gene '.f ieger of Port St. Lucie lead area payers, all at 279, in a 12th-place tie, Bates shot a 68, and Hart and 'Ffeger followed strong third-ground scores with 71s. Hart had a 65 on Friday and Fieger shot 66. I Five area players are among -the top 35 scorers (and ties), Iwhich in the final standings will qualify for a PGA Tour card for 1998. Bobby Gage of Palm Beach Gardens, who shot his third round jn the sixties with a 69, is at 281 ;and Boca Raton's Adam Spring is ;at;282. 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The former Wellington resi-Z dent who now lives in Pensacola, ; was joined by his 17-year-old son, Wesley, as the pair competed in I the FatherSon Challenge for the I first time. : 1 The 36-hole, $860,000 tourna-l ment that runs through today fea- tures 16 father-son teams compet-I ing for the tournament ! championship, including two-time I defending champions Raymond Floyd and Raymond Floyd Jr. I For Pate, watching his son brought back memories of rounds ;-with his father, Patrick, an avid ; amateur golfer who died last year. "I got fired up on the first hole; I it almost brought tears to my I eyes," Pate said. "I think the first ; thing that came to mind was the - first time I played golf with my dad at the Bing Crosby (tournament). I I had a few moments to think about I my dad and all the great rounds of that I enjoyed playing with my u a. ' L South to Westchester. Entrance on right BBBBDDDBD missed a lot of putts. But we re really excited about our chances to win." 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