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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, March 21, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Monday, March 21, 1988 Page? Sports Tyson Knocks Out Tubbs In Second Round TOKYO (AP) — Mike Tyson says he's not interested in being seen as a heroic heavyweight champion who can come from behind while hurt. He'd rather just do his job quickly and get on to the next fight. "What if I knock everybody out? If I beat everyone simple and easy, it should be a mark for me. ... The object is not to get hurt," Tyson said today after needing less than six minutes to successfully defend his undisputed championship by stopping Tony Tubbs at 2:54 of the second round before 51,000 spectators at the Tokyo Dome. Tyson's next fight is against Michael Spinks on June 27 at Atlantic City, N.J. in a defense for which he is expected to make $17-20 million. "Spinks will be different. He can be very evasive. He knows what he's got coming to him. Let's see what he's got," Tyson said. Tubbs, who weighed in at a tubby 238V 4 pounds, won the first round on one judge's card. But he never was really in the second round, which ended with six second left, when his handlers threw in the towel as he lay on his back with blood spurting from a cut over his right eye. Tyson, who extended his record to 34-0 with 30 knockouts, said he was satisfied with his first round. "I thought I was wearing him down. I landed some good shots." Then, late in the second, "I landed a punch to the body, he countered with a left hook, I countered right back... and caught him in the eye." But the body punches actually had put Tubbs away before that, said Fred Whitaker, one of Tyson's sparring partners. Tubbs was wobbling even before the sayonara punch. It was only the second defeat for Tubbs, 30, a former World Boxing Association champion, who has won 25 fights, 16 of them by knockout. Knowing that he was unlikely to win a decision against the powerful Tyson, Tubbs had said he would try to slug his way to a knockout. He never had a chance. "Tyson is the world champion and he came out with his lefts in the second round," said Tubbs, who added, "I will be back." Tubbs collected $500,000 for his six minutes of work. Tyson, who weighed in at 216y 4 , received $10 million for his seventh championship fight. The fight was not sanctioned by the International Boxing Federation, which is not recognized by the Japanese Boxing Commission. Asked what he would do if the IBF stripped him of the heavyweight title as a result of the unsanctioned fight, Tubbs replied, "I'll win it back again." But his co-manager, Bill Cayton, said he believed "that once we get back to the United States and all factors are considered, the title will be unaffected." Tubbs said he suffered the cut over his eye when Tyson's elbow hit him on the follow-through from a left hook. His trainer, Odel Hadley, said he told the referee to stop the fight because of blood streaming from the cut. But Tyson said it was just one punch that flattened Tubbs and opened the cut. Asked about another left hook that he threw as Tubbs was falling on his back, after staggering into a neutral corner, Tyson said he first thought Tubbs might land on the ropes, still on his feet, or he might be faking injury before counterattacking. In the ring immediately after the fight, Tyson said, "I did what I was supposed to do to a guy supposedly out of shape. I got rid of him quickly. If he had lasted six or seven rounds, I could have been criticized. It's his prerogative to come into the ring the way he wants. "He's an easy target to hit," Tyson added. "I was surprised he had his hands so high. Associated Press Tony Tubbs grimaces after Mike Tyson lands shot to Tubbs' head in the second round Mumphrey's Pinch-Hit Homer Lifts Cubs Over Mariners 4-3 Jerry Mumphrey's pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 exhibition baseball victory over the Seattle Mariners Sunday in Mesa, Ariz. Jamie Moyer held Seattle to five hits over six innings in Sunday's game, including a fifth-inning double by Harold Reynolds. Cubs middle reliever Mike Mason yielded a pair of runs in two innings before Drew Hall worked a scoreless ninth to earn his second save. Andre Dawson and Rafael Palmeiro collected two hits apiece for the Cubs, while Leon Durham drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI single in the seventh. Reynolds led the Mariners' offense with three hits, while teammate Alvin Davis added two singles. Seattle starter Ken Dixon allowed one run in four innings. Rangers^TwBte Sox 1 At Port Charlotte, Fla., Charlie Hough vows he won't have a problem with balks this season. Hough allowed only four hits and struck out six in six innings Sunday, and Steve Kemp hit a two-run homer as the Texas Rangers picked up a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago White Sox. Baseball Roundup In his only other exhibition start, Hough was called for nine balks in four innings. After Roy Smalley's home run gave Chicago a 1-0 lead, the Rangers went ahead in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, John Pawlowski walked Jerry Browne and Kemp, a non-roster invitee battling for a backup spot, hit his first home run of thespring. Iteds 3, Phillies 1 Tom Browning gave up his first earned run in 14 spring innings but allowed only three hits in six innings, the first Cincinnati pitcher to go that far. Frank Williams, who missed two weeks with bursitis, pitched a hitless seventh, striking out two. Kal Daniels snapped a tie with a two-run double. "I was pitching the ball in," Browning said. "I've been throwing inside all spring, and it's been very effective for me. I'm just concentrating more on it this spring. I didn't have the control I would have liked, but that will come. I've still got time to work on that." Foreman Continues Comeback LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Former heavyweight champion George Foreman says his comeback effort should be an inspiration for everyone over the age of 40. "It proves the age of 40 is not a death sentence at all," Foreman said after stopping Dwight Muhamad Qawi in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round fight Saturday night. Foreman looked his age, however, appearing slow and plodding as he went after a flabby Qawi for six rounds before finally catching him with some solid shots. "He's not as sharp as he could be," promoter Bob Arum said of the 40-year-old Foreman. "He needs some intensive sparring to sharpen himself up." Qawi, carrying 222 pounds on his 5-foot-7 frame, landed several clean shots early but faded late in the fight and finally quit while still on his feet after a Foreman left-right combination to the head in the seventh round. "I was surprised at how strong he (Foreman) was," Qawi said. "He really wore me down." Foreman won for the eighth time since beginning a com- eback a year ago after a decade outside the ring. But the unimpressive showing brought boos from the crowd at Caesars Palace which looked for an early Foreman knockout. "It didn't discourage me at all," Foreman said. "I'm not going for one-, two-, three- round knockouts. I'm an old man." Arum said before the fight that he planned to match Foreman against a more competitive heavyweight on a June 6 card headed by Thomas Hearns' middleweight title defense against Iran Barkley. Connersville Defends State Championship INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Katie Stern of Connersville won the uneven bars competition as Connersville swept the top three positions in that event to successfully defend its state title in the IHSAA Girls' State Gymnastics meet. Gymnastics Connersville won the tight competition Saturday by three- tenths of a point over Merrillville, 105.4 to 105.1. Columbus North North was third at 104.85, followed by Marion with 104.65 points and Fort Wayne Northrop at 103.70. Stern received a 9.0 on the uneven bars with teammates Heidi Halberstadt and Cathy Orschell tying for second at 8.9. Robin Loheide of Columbus North finished first in the all- around competition with a 36.40 score. Cathy Couch of Warren Central won the floor exercise event with a 9.5 and also was selected as the winner of the IHSAA mental attitude award. 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