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(G Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1981 Barnburner Page 2 Sports briefing Page 3 Baseball times Page 4 Finer points Page 5 Americans ood and bad surprises ClllUfO Shreveport-Bossier The Dunkcl (Qj) Another milestone college index for Steve Carlton hT gel North American Boxing Championships Tonight's card Tonloht'i schedule In the North American Amateur Boxing Championships at Shreveport's Exposition Hall. Bouts begin at 8 p.m.: -v 1M Pounds Juan Caraxo (Puerto Rico) vs. Arturo Guimon (Domlnlcon Republic). 119 Pounds Richard Savage (USA) vs.

Samuel Fuentes (Puerto Rico). 132 Pounds Juan Pliorro (Puerto Rico) vs. Angel Herrera (Cuba). 139 Pounds Hector Guzman (Puerto Rico) vs. Ricky Anderson (Canada).

147 Pounds Louis Howard (USA) vs. Miguel Narvoei (Puerto Rico). 154 Pounds Bobby McCorvey (USA) vs. Victor Torres (Puerto Rico). Heavyweight Carl Williams (USA) vs.

Pat Fennell (Canada). I' ti MTT-'T ttw. tfl IOM (Times photo bv Lee Shivelv) defenseless after I hit him. If you can figure them out, then you'll be ajl right. About a minute into the second round I knew I had him." Aldama, the 20-year-old who losl io Sugar Ray Leonard in the 1976 Olym--pics, showed the crowd why he Is rated the world's best amateur welterweight as he easily handled Raftery.

Aldama came on strong after the first round, frequently landing hard lefts and rights to Raftery's body. All Tuesday's winners qualified for the championship bouts. Pazienza will face the winner of tonight's Angel Herrera (Cuba)-Juan Pizarro (Puerto Rico) bout on Thursday, Schott will meet Olympic gold medalist Jose Gomez on Thursday and Keys will tackle Nelson Rosa (Puerto Rico) on Friday's card. Gomez and Rosa received byes in the pairings. Ramos will meet the winner of tonight's fight between Juan Carazo (Puerto Rico) and Arturo Guzman (Dominican Republic) on Friday night.

Perez will fight the survivor of Thursday's Tony Montoya (USA)-Omar San-tiesteban (Cuba) bout. Diaz goes against the winner of Thursday night's CltffQr-d Gray (USA)-Adolfo Horta (Cuba) tight on Friday night. Aldama goes in against the winner of tonight's Louis Howard (USA)-Miguel Naravaez (Puerto Rico) bout on Friday. wild-swinging Teofilo Manqueta of the Dominican Republic at 112 pounds, Cuban Olympic gold medalist welterweight Andres Aldama was an easy 3-0 decision winner over Canadian John Raftery, who twice took eight counts, once after Aldama caught him with a right cross in the final round; German Diaz of Puerto Rico was a 3-0 decision winner over Canada's Kevin Howard at 125 pounds and Andrew Schott, a 165-pounder from New Paltz, N.Y., won over Puerto Rico's Frank Ruiz when his corner threw in the towel with 1:39 gone in the final round. The U.S.

won three out of four on the opening card, Cuba and Puerto Rico were 2-1 and Canada (0-3) and the Dominican Republic (0-1) were shut out. Schott had the Puerto Rican in trouble in the second round when the referee halted the bout to give Ruiz an eight-count. The American, who was cut under the left eye in the bout, suddenly came to life in the second round when he jolted Ruiz with a hard right. "I'm a slow starter," said Schott, who was getting beat to the punch in the early going. Schott, a student at New Paltz University, said he likes to use the first round to feel out his opponent.

"He was dropping both his left and right hands low after punching me. So, I waited until after he was through and counterpunched him. He was pretty Teofilo Manzueta of the Dominican Republic (left) ducks his head into the chest of Puerto Rico's Marcelino Perez Sutton pitches 3-hitter as Astros blank raves By JIM McLAIN and BILL RUTKIN Of The Times Staff There were two big surprises for the USA team in the North American Amateur Boxing Championships Tuesday as the four-night event opened at Shreveport's new Exposition Hall. In the night's opening bout, Jesse Benavides of Corpus Christi, Texas, one of the top hopes for an American championship, was beaten by veteran Cuban boxer Hipolito Ramos in a unanimous decision in the 106-pound bout. In the finale on the seven-bout card, out-of-shape American super heavyweight (over 201 pounds) Johnny Keys was the winner over Cuba's Angel Milian by a 2-1 decision that had the estimated crowd of 500 booing.

Milian, who is now 66-14 in international competition, kept Keys pinned on the ropes where he scored almost at will for much of the night and many ring-siders considered the American was fortunate to have finished the fight as he was obviously bushed. He had taken one standing eight-count in the second round, although he was never knocked down. The eight-count may actually have helped Keys, who was taking punishment against the ropes at the time. "I don't think he would have knocked me down," said Keys, referring to the eight-count, "but he might have hit me again." Instead, the referee brought the two fighters to the center of the ring, where Keys was better able to defend himself. "I didn't look as good as I have before," Keys admitted.

"I only trained four days because they called me late for this. I got in halfway decent shape, but I'm still not in shape." Keys admitted Milian was stronger, "but he didn't hit as hard as I thought he was going to. I felt he won the third round, but I thought I won the fight. I should have kept backing him up with my 6-foot-6 height and with my 77-inch reach, but I let him fight his fight and not mine." Benavides was bothered by the Cuban's crowding style and aggressive attack, but said, "I thought I'd pulled it out in the last round. I thought I had it won.

"He did bother me a little in the beginning, but he was running into a jab every time he came in. The only round I thought he'd won was the second round," he said. Benavides, an 18-year-old, said, "He never hurt me. All his punches weren't solid. I didn't think I had him hurt, but I hit him with a straight left in the first round and caused his eyes to water.

He kind of backed off then." Ramos, now 76-7 in international competition, is a 25-year-old who has been boxing for 12 years. He was the silver medalist in the Moscow Olympics. Of the seven bouts on the opening card, the crowd-pleaser was easily the 132-pound matchup of the U.S.'s Vincent Pazienza and Canada's John Kahlbenn. Pazienza, a brawler from Cranston, R.I., battered Kahlbeen with some big right hands, but could not put the gutty Canadian down in winning a 3-0 decision. "A couple of times I thought I had him," said the 18-year-old U.S.

boxer. "He made it tough for me. He kept coming and coming. I became more aggressive in the second and third rounds. "I took the play away from him and he missed a lot of punches.

I'm normally a point-scorer, but he came out so strong, I had to fight him the way I did," he said. Although Pazienza landed some big right hands, Kahlbenn, answered, "Not really," when asked if the U.S. fighter had hurt him. "He was a good fighter. I was just waiting too much." The crowd gave its biggest applause of the night to the two fighters as they left the ring.

In other bouts, Marcelino Perez of Puerto Rico took a 2-1 decision over 'V- More baseball Page 2-C HOUSTON (AP) Houston pitcher Don Sutton continued hisaiastery over Atlanta Tuesday night with" a three-hit, 3-0 victory that gave him his 35th career victory over the Braves and his 55th career shutout. "There's really nothing to my beating the Braves," said Sutton, who has defeated the Braves more than any other National League pitcher. "I've given up more runs to them too but I just manage to get enough runs to win. There's no set formula. It's just like me losing 13 straight to the Mets when I first started." Sutton said he did not feel in top form prior to the game but never was in trouble against the Braves.

He struck out only three but did not walk any as he improved his second-half record to 6-1. "I didn't have my best stuff but they just kept hitting them to somebody," Sutton said. Houston centerfielder Tony Scott said he was gaining confidence with each at-bat. "I don't think about a hitting streak, I just think about the next game," said Scott, who drove in one run, collected three hits and now has eight hits in his last 10 at-bats. Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said he saw no dropoff in Sutton's performance.

"I think he had his best stuff in the He was definitely going for the shutout," Cox said. Sutton, 10-8, yielded a single to Brett Butler to open the first inning and did not allow another hit until Rufino Linares led off the fifth with a single. The Astros took a 1-0 lead off Braves starter Gaylord Perry, 7-8, in the first inning when Phil Garner walked, went to third on Scott's double and scored on Jose Cruz's sacrfice fly. Houston scored two more runs in the third inning on a double by Terry Puhl, a groundout, Scott's run-scoring single, a single by Jose Cruz and Danny Heep's RBI single. (AP Laserphoto) (Times photo bv Lee Shlyelv) USA's Jesse Renavides (right) throws a right at Cuba's Hipolito Ramos Atlanta shortstop Rafael Ramirez (16) fires to first over Houston's Alan Ashby to complete double play Is Summing the best 3- year-old in the country? 7 II 1 ij3 Bin mTS Melntyre Barrera was content.

"Don't be surprised if I'm here all next year," he confided. Getting back to Summing, "He has one of the nicest temperaments you've ever seen in your life," said Barrera. "Like a 10-year-old horse. He likes people. Anybody can play with him." Jockey George Martens will be flown in to ride the horse Saturday and he won't be playing around.

Summing worked "a mile in 41" Sunday in new York, said Luis. He'll gallop this morning on the local surface. The charts show that Summing normally runs close to the leaders, laying back around fourth or fifth before making his move. "No way he can be in front here," said Luis. Is he looking for a rabbit Saturday? No, he said, but he hasn't studied the entire field yet.

One thing he knows, it won't be Silver Supreme. "He has no speed at all," said Luis. Luis is the second oldest among seven Barrera brothers working as trainers. "I have to look good here," Luis laughed. "My brother Angel has a horse (Andy's Wish) in there." Another brother, Albert, trains Super invitee Pass The Tab.

There are negotiations this week for a sale of the Ohio Derby winner. "I'm sure he's not coming," cautioned Luis. "They don't want to run him until the deal is made (with a Japanese syndicate). million is a lot of money to be flopping around." FEED BAG Three Super II challengers were brought out for workouts Tuesday with Andy's Wish covering a mile in 1:42 25, Golden Derby going six furlongs in 1:14 15 and Dr. Spanky five furlongs in 1:03 Nine older pray for sun Saturday.

Summing has been to the races 21 times total but didn't get wound up until entered in the Hill Prince, his only grass effort on May 6. He was nominated for the Kentucky Derby but didn't make it to Louisville. "He was a late bloomer because I started running him so late." explained Luis. "I had him when he was a baby, and he was a good horse since he was a little baby. We were getting him ready for Kentucky, then he got sick.

Fever, coughing. A couple of shin bucks. We had a lot of headaches." The horse is now very healthy. "He rode real good," Luis said yesterday of the trip from New York. "Like a king.

He was happy when he came out of the van." Summing had arrived in company with Silver Supreme and Planning, the latter booked for the closing day Louisiana Downs Handicap. Summing was assigned 'a stall four spaces down from Willow Hour in the new stakes barn. Between them were wedged three Tuesday arrivals from California Seafood, Buen Chico and LaDowns 'Cap entrant Goldiko. Silver Supreme went across the street to Frank Serem-ba's barn. "Nice barns," noted Luis Barrera, "and they're keeping guard.

The security's good here. But a barn should have more trees around. It makes the barn area look much better." In time, perhaps. "This is a complete new ball game," said stable superintendent Mark Darnell. The new hostel runs 328 feet in length by 50 feet and comes equipped with 19 stalls, 19 tack rooms and 20 sleeping rooms.

The question put before Luis Barrera was perhaps perfunctory. Should Pleasant Colony and Noble Nashua both fall flat on their faces between now and year's end, he was asked, would that not push Summing front and center as the best 3-year-old racehorse in the country provided he wins Super Derby II on Saturday? There was mock umbrage on the face of Barrera, a pleasant man who smiles a lot and trains and conditions Belmont Stakes winner Summing. "I'm No. 2 right NOW," he dismissed with a wave of the hand, jumping back and forth between the singular and the editorial we. "If we win here and I win the Gold Cup It went without saying that if things work out right he expects his 3-year-old to pick off an Eclipse award.

If this is to be so, and Summing hits the wire in front Saturday, it will narrow down to a three-horse race since Pleasant Colony and Noble Nashua are also being pointed for the Oct. 10 Jockey Club Gold Cup. And Summing, Barrera would remind listeners, has already beaten Noble Nashua and Pleasant Colony twice each. Will Summing indeed win Super II against the likes of Willow Hour, Johnny Dance, Silver Supreme, Sing Sing and Island Whirl? "I think he's a good horse," said Barrera, taking his ease on a couch in the Bossier-Hilton lobby. "I see he has the best ability, and he just got through running a big race in Jersey." That would be the Pegasu? Stakes at the Meadowlands, and among the vanquished there were Johnny Campo-trained Johnny Dance and decided darkhorse Silver Supreme.

Summing is a five-time winner in 13 starts this year, has won four of his last six stakes starts and right now rates the early favorite over the mile and quarter ground of Super II. Plusses this year were wins in the Hill Prince at Belmont, the Pennsylvania Derby at Keystone just prior to the Belmont (in which he socked it to Pleasant Colony) and the aforementioned Pegasus. The clinkers fell in the Jim Dandy and Travers stakes, both run at Saratoga and both won by Super II cofavorite Willow Hour. Summing ran fifth in the Jim Dandy, four lengths arears of Willow Hour. In the Travers, shrugs Luis Barrera, "he was beaten 27 lengths in the mud.

A bad track, nothing but water." Take note of the latter conditions. Summing, a bay colt, is bred for distance, a son of Verbatim out of Sumatra. "His mother is a good mare," said Luis. "His father a good horse. He'll run grass, dirt, anything at all.

But not mud. "If it's sloppy (Saturday) we'll scratch him out. He has too much value." Summing was syndicated for $8.5 million by owner Charlie T. Wilson Jr. after winning the Belmont Stakes.

With that kind of investment, fillies compete in an $11,000 allowance featured at 6 furlongs this afternoon. Probable favorite -will be Bruli Kaan, which broke her maiden Aug. 27 after being disqualified from a June 18 victory because of a positive test for the steroid prednisone. Challengers in the main event in elude Carry The Road, Miss Nellie Moore artcP Sweet Gladys..

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