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GUNbNEW USED Basil io Beats Robinson on Split Decision 500 in stock Nam. It W. Mov. It Bouqht Sold Trad.d. Court.ou, S.rlc Op FrU Etw. 755 Wlnton, ittor MoiBHU 2-333 DC IT RfU Rochester, N. Sept. 24, 195? I MAJM HTM I 28 men's Bowling Oxford Good looking smoke elk, left leather sole and right rubber sole tipped with leather. Basilio Now Vacates Welterweight Crown Under New Ruling JEW YORK, Sept. 23 (JP) Carmen Basilio's victory over middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson automatically vacates the welterweight title. Boxing commissions no longer permit fighters to hold two or three titles as they did in the days of Henry Armstrong. The National Boxing Association, the New York State Athletic Commission and the world championship committee are expected to designate tournaments to select a $99 mSSMm BinMinwirnrmif MAm iiiuiiiniimiiiiiiin mini '-irmMiu iff1'-, t-- Basement n'i Shot Dent. Basilio swings right to jaw of Ray Robinson after bell Picture at right shows Basilio boring in in same round ending second round last night at Yankee Stadium, as right by Robinson sails over his head. (AP Photo) Changed Tactics AFTER BELL Photo at left shows Al Berl, referee, hands raised, about to step between men as Carmen Basilio Outpunches Robinson for Title By JACK HAND NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (AP) Blood-smeared Carmen Basilio, a dogged body puncher, won the world's middleweight championship from 37-year-old Sugar Ray Robinson on a split decision tonight after 15 gruelling rounds Al Lefko Says: Every '57 PONTIAC Must Go! We Lose! YOU GAIN With Valley's TREMENDOUS DEAL! AL LEFKO 1 Won Says New Champ By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (JP) "Of course I won the fight," battered and bruised Carmen Basilio said tonight after taking the middleweight championship of the world from $ugar Ray Robinson. "I forced the fight, didn't I got in the most punches, didn't Then I won it." Jferemen were forced to wait almost a half hour while physicians patched up Basilio's deeply cut eye. "But," he said, holding court The at Yankee Stadium. There were cheers, mingled CORP. 'Boy' Makes Good, with a few catcalls from the Rochester's Oldest Pontiac Dealer big crowd estimated by Harry Open Evenings and Saturdays I Markson, managing director of International Boxing Club, at I 1 Ft 333 East Ave. or 1701 East Ave. 38,000. The big crowd paid an estimated $516,000 on this cool fall evening as Basilio was Says Red Smith Read Red Smith's column on Robinson-Basilio middleweight title fight last night at Yankee Stadium on Page 31. Says new middleweight champ looked like boy against a man just before opening bell. and leaning back in a chair, hoisted high in mid-ring by his co-managers and handlers after the decision was "I never was on queer street (groggy). He hit me a few good shots, I know, but I had him almost all the way." Just when Robinson appeared "As soon he he began catch his dedicated job of slamming '54 PONTIAC STATION WAGON All-metal body. Radio, heater, Hydra matic' Smooth running engine and a one-owner. Good tires. Clean Interior and a very practical utility car. Hurry! away at Robinson's body. ing me with jabs, I changed my tactics and began to fight from When Robinson resorted to crouch," the soft-spoken vet eran from Chittenango, N.Y., one of his old tricks in the sixth and tried to hold the ropes 'spy 1 declared. with one hand while punching "He's a good fighter, a great with the other, he ran into a to have run vout of gas, he staged a sensational last gasp finish in the late rounds to make it close. Both judges voted for Basilio, the welterweight champion, but referee Al Berl had Robinson way out front 9-6. Judge Artie Aidala scored it 9-5 1 for Basilio and Judge Bill Rccht 8-6-1. The AP card was 6-6-3. Both men were stunned and bewildered at different stages heavy left hook. Robinson was fighter. But he didn't worry me at all. I think I outsmarted $1195 AL RIOUX him." fifth round of title fight. Basilio won middleweight title on split decision in gruelling 15-round battle. (AP Photo) bleeding from the nose when the sixth ended with Basilio throwing a punch after the bell. SUGAR SCORES Sugar Ray Robinson gets through guard of Carmen Basilio and drives a right to the midsection in Basilio pointed out that in the sixth round when Robinson hooked one arm on the ropes' Sugar Ray's boxing form was a marvel to see in the seventh as he jabbed with his left and War Wioops at Memorial Greet Decision D0RSCHEL BUICK 68 GENESEE ST. OPEN EVES. he refused to be sucked in. moved back. But Basilio "I know he was trvine to of this free-wheeling battle of chamDions but neither would draw me in," said the double-rhamnion. Basilio also holds 4,777 Fans See Title Go on TV the world welterweight title. brushed past the jab and beat Robinson to the punch when they both threw for keeps. It seemed that the sturdy legs of the Harlem song and Then, with a smile throueh SENECA MOTORS his puffed cheeks, he chuckled. "You know. Rav was talking dance man were going back on By DAVE WARNER "The winner and new middleweight The rest of the words were to me during the fight but in 'Rochester's Largest DeSote Plymouth Dealer" him in the ninth. Basilio beamed with confidence as he took up the chase while Robin all the excitement 1 lorgot what he said." Official Cards of Title Boui NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (JP) Score cards of the Sugar Ray Robinson-Carmen Basilio title fight: Ref. Al Berle RRBRRRRBBBBRRR 9-6, R. Judge Bill Recht REBRBRBBBBBRRR 8-6-1, B. Judge A. Aidala REBRBBRBBBBRBR 9-5-1, B. Assoc. Press RRBRBRBEBBBRER 6-6-3, E. "All I remember is that while son started missing badly with wild punches. the referee was giving us in inaudible, because before the ring announcer could finish, most of the Carmen Basilio backers had realized their boy had won and were giving out with war whoops. There also was noise from the Robinson rooters. structions he looked at my Robinson Warned Referee Berl had to warn sweat pants that I had worn from the dressing room. 'I'm Robinson for a borderline taking them off, don't 1923 to the Robinson-Randy flurry of punches midway in I said. the ninth. Then came the 10th No, this was not Yankee Sta Turpin title fight of about three years ago. with the spirit with "Left hook" "Keep moving "Now you're punching." The picture on the 40-by 30- Basilio said that Robinson hit with Basilio's all-out effort and dium, scene of last night's con him "real low" a couple of BUYS a listless Robinson missing by wide margins. times, but that it didn't matter foot screen almost blacked out much "so why make an issue of it. Let's say he did it uninten Harold (Killer) Johnson, one of Robinson's handlers com troversial title bout between Basilio, the former Canastota onion farmer who now lives in Chittenango, and Ray Robinson, the dancing Sugar Man from Harlem. This was the War Memorial, in an early round but came back into full focus before the crowd had shifted into a big groan. What the crowd didn't know tionally." He also said that the cuts on plained to referee Berl just before the 11th about the heavy ointment used on Basilio's cut his eye, which trickled blood Outside the anouncement of the decision, the crowd was at its most vociferous peak in the 11th round when Basilio flurried Robinson on the ropes. This brought the turnout to its feet. Rothschild, who has promoted many of Basilio's fights, tried his best to keep from behaving like a fight fan, then got caught up is that in the afternoon the from the fourth round on were where for the first time a fight the result of butts, not punches. eye. I hen Basilio drove past Robinson's defense to pin the "Not intentional butts, mind rate TNT crew had to spend hours repairing a vital wire in the camera equipment. Rothschild was a reileved man when that job was finished. Negro on the ropes and hammer him without return for a dozen you, but butts just the same." go down. Robinson hit Basilio with the same wicked left hook that flattened rugged Gene Fullmer in Chicago last May but Carmen merely rocked back, ducked low and charged in to punch away with both hands. Robinson fell back on his old superior boxing skill to slash a cut around Basilio's left eye as early as the fourth round. Blood streaked Carmen's left cheek through the late stages as Sugar Ray tried desperately to put over the killer. Basilio Staggered It appeared that Basilio surely must go the way Fullmer and Bobo Olson in the 13th when Robinson staggered him with a crushing left hook just before the bell. While Ray tried to follow up, Carmen covered and escaped until the round ended. Again in the 14th, a dead tired Robinson dug deep into his waning reservoir of strength to throw a right hand bomb that landed at the pit of Basilio's stomach. The ex-Marine from the onion lands of Upstate New York doubled up but remained on his feet peering through a screen of blood. Basilio, who had been a surprising 6 to 5 favorite, raked Robinson for fully 20 seconds without a return in the big 10th round. Driving him to the ropes with the fury of his two-fisted body punching, Carmen lashed the Sugar man from Harlem with at least 12 punches before the defending champ could escape. Seven years younger than Robinson and 6Vi pounds lighter at to Ray's 160 pounds, the dedicated little slugger from Chittenango, N.Y., kept boring in under Robinson's Basilio said he had no par punches. Just when the tide seemed to ticular plan of battle when he entered the ring. (See Robinson Comemnts on Page 31). be running strongly in 3asilio's was beamed to paying clients as part of the TNT (Theater Network Television) program. And few fight arenas ever have had a more "live" atmosphere than the War Memorial last night. Contributing largely to all the life was the post mortem in which fans voiced strong disagreement as to the scoring. Fight officials added to the favor, Robinson bounced back in the 12th with a fine display of boxing. Near the end of the Marchibroda, 3 Others Fired by Buddy Parker round he connected with a left hook to the head that hurt OPEN BOWLING Basilio. It was the same pattern in PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 (IP) controversy, with two of them '56 BUICK 52495 '56 DeSOTO SIT 1995 '53 chev. 695 '55 RAMB. SE 1395 '56PLYIVI. 11' 1395 the 13th with Basilio manhandling Robinson inside and picking Basilio by 9-5-1 and 11 ONLY 8-6-1 while a third had Robin son ahead, 9-6. This observer slammiug away with both hands to the head and body until, just before the gong, Robinson stag (No Leagues) tosses his hat into the ring with an 11-3-1 verdict for Basilio. I AM 'HI Closing-7 Days A gered him with that left hook. The right to the stomach It all adds up to great re that almost dropped Basilio AIRPORT LANES Opposlf Airport intrant match, and nobody will be happier to see the pair scrap again came in the 14th and the 15th was a free-wheeling round in than Norm Rothschild, the said he was surprised. He declared Parker told him he had "to look to the future." Marchibroda, who played college football for St. Bona-venture and Detroit, is in the insurance business here. He said he is hopeful that he will "catch on" with another NFL club before calling it a career. Doris Muhs Rolls 668 in Women's Loop Doris Muhs, one of the better women bowler's in the city, really sent the 10-pins flying in the women's class A league at Genesee Hall last evening, with games of 191-234-243 for a total of 668. which Basilio bombed away at Syracuse boxing impressario who promoted the theater TV tne Dody and Robinson fell back on his hook to the jaw. All three officials gave Basilio showing here last night. He definitely wants to come back with TNT's magic lanterns for Coach Buddy Parker continued his drastic shakeup of the Pittsburgh Steelers today, firing four players and hiring two. The players fired included three veterans quarterback Ted Marchibroda, center Jim Taylor and guard Art Michalik. The fourth man dismissed was Harland Carl, a halfback recently acquired from the Chicago Bears. Parker picked up two players from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for future draft choices. They were guard Sid Fournet and halfback Dean Derby. The moves put the Steeler roster at 36 players and Parker must release one man tomorrow to meet the National Football League's player limit. Marchibroda, the Steelers No. 1 draft choice in 1953, the 15th round on the official Enjoy the advantages of this new cards. darting fists. Sugar Ray's body another try. OIL HEAT COMFORT PLAN must have burned from some of those searing punches. Robinson, who had won the 160-pound title an unprecedented four times, showed much of his old time skill at jabbing and moving until his legs began to go back on him in the late rounds. Then he had to make his stand by slugging and he almost pulled it out with those big wallops in the 13th and 14th. Scorns Robinson Power Round after round, Basilio's Tudor Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Hardtop Extra '56 PONT. '54 RAMB. '56STUDE. '54 FORD '55 STUDE. A crowd of 4,777 at the War Memorial contributed a gross, not too much better than a break-even situation for Rotschild. But after the fight he seemed more pleased by the reaction of the fans. The War Memorial was one of 124 spots in 131 cities to which the closed circuit was beamed. It was estimated that half a million people saw the fight on theater TV. In Syracuse it was reported all seats were sold, with 1,000 standees. Thousands, more outside were reported ready to crash the gates. The crowd here at the War Memorial was very orderly. Before the main go, the Economical Sinclair H.otinj Oil low-Cost Burner Service Contract A Most Convenient Budget Plan Complete line of Oil Burners corner crew yelled to their A quick ringside poll of 34 boxing writers showed 19 for Basilio, eight for Robinson and seven voting a draw. Thus Basilio joined Robinson as the only man ever to win the middleweight title while still recognized as welter king. Four others, however, have held the two titles at different stages of their careers. Robinson was welter king in 1951 when he stepped Jake La-Motta in Chicago" to grab the middleweight crown for the first time. He lost it to Randy Turpin, won it back from Tur-pin and then retired after failing to win Joey Maxim's light heavy crown. In his comeback he won the title from Bobo Olson, lost it to Fullmer and won it back from Fullmer. Billy Collins, now fighting out of Syracuse and who formerly fought as an amateur at the Rochester, N.Y., Elks Club, fought a draw with Eddie Prince of Poughkeepsie in a four-round preliminary. craggy faced warrior to "get down" and "keep Oddly, Basilio fought Robinson stand Experienced Intangible SALESMEN ONLY No Advances No Draws WHY? Bast Ltad Furnished. Top Commission. Multi-million dotUr company promotion. PERMANENT For Ptrjonol fnt.rvftw Ffrena BA. 5-3462 9:30 to 12 2 to 5 See mortl Do morel Rtnt a V.cition Car nw Fords and othtr fin ears ing almost erect in the 'early rounds as though scorning his power. Ml ll MOTORS "97 Yoors Faithful In the fourth Robinson cut Call us now GEnesee 8-9973 SINCLAIR crowd was treated to some fringe benefits with 97 minutes of films of fights from Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney days in Siis loose with a right to the body, followed by a left hook to the head the dazzling combination that knocked out the sturdy Fullmer. Basilio shook his head, showing no emotion on his crushed face, and went back to 400 LAKE AVE. RENT-a-CAR 23 STILLSON ST. HAmilton 4-4620 IEMNING COMPANY Other Sports News On Page 36 OPEN 'TIL 9 P.M.i

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