The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1954 · Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN* ^ Lightweight Crown Up For Grabs Tonight # * * * * * Al Weill in Opposition To Ban on Return Boats SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Weill, manager of world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, said last night he couldn't go along "at this time" with outlawing of the return contest clause in contracts for championship fights. Carter 2-1 Favorite In Title Go By BOB MYERS •'• SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mechanical Jimmy Carter steps into the ring tonight favored to regain the • world M g h t w e i g h t championship from Brooklyn's Paddy CeMarco, the young man who relieved him of the title 10 months ago. The setting for the 15-round encounter between the top two 135- pounders in the nation is the spacious Cow Palance in South San Francisco. The contest, a replay of an upset registered by the 26-year-old Paddy in New York last March 5. will be televised coast to coast by CBS. It is scheduled for 10 p.m. EST. Carter, a veteran of 30 years, remained a 2-1 betting favorite today to whip his more unorthodox fellow New Yorker. The workmanlike fighter from Harlem already Has the peculiar distinction of having lost and then regained the same lightweight title. Would Be First ' He will be the first In ring history in the division to repeat such a stunt if he wins tonight. Carter first captured the crown in May 1951, when he knocked out Ike Williams in Madison Square Garden. i A year later, in a tremendous surprise, He lost the title to Lauro Salas in Los Angeles, via a decision. He won It back six months later in Chicago. < First Defense He successfully defended i' against Tommy Collins, ..George Araujo and Armand Savole. Then came DeMarco, with awkward, windmill, crowding style, and once again Carter was without title. DeMarco has not fought since the engagement with Carter. A re match was twice postponed by the •Jhe ban was imposed yesterday by the Worle Boxing Championship Committee in London. It said it would not approve title fight contracts with return bout clauses. Asked whether Marciano would defend his title without a return bout written into the contract, Welll said: "When that time comes I will make my own terms." "Can't Go Along" 'I am really surprised at this action," he said. "This is a free country and I am being paid to manage my fighter. He looks up to me to get matches and to help boxing, and he also Idoks to me to get the best financial deal possible. That's what I am paid lor. I have always abided by the (New York) commission rules, but at this time I cannot go along with the ruling of the World Boxing Championship Committee. Will Control Boxing While Weill dissented from the year-old committee, which was set up to standardize championships, Robert Christenberry of the New York said: State Athletic Commission "For the first time in the history of boxing we have a committee which is determined to control the sport all over the world. "I am confident the committee will stop the unhappy Incidents which have occurred In the past." Luxora Junior Cagers Begin Play Monday LUXORA — Luxora's junior high basketball team will play a H-game schedule, Coach Hershel Brewer has announced. The junior Panthers will open their season at home Monday night against Missco. Here is the 1954-55 schedule: Nov. 22 Missco—here Nov. 29 Keiser—here Dec. 2 Keiser—there Dec. 6-8-9-11 Armorel tournament Dec- 17 Osceola—here Dec. 20 Armorel—there Jan. 3 Gosnell—here Jan. 7 Burdette—here Jan. 10 Dyess—there Jan, 11 Osceola—there Jan. 17 Missco—there Jan. 20 Armorel—here Jan, 24 Gosnell—there Jan. 27 Dyess—here Feb. 1 Burdette—there champion—last June and then September—because of a virus and then an elbow ailment Paddy has trained hard and he is confident. He said he beat Carter and received a unanimous de cision, and he frankly sees no reason why he can't do it agftln. Carter said he expects to win decisively, if not by a knockout BumsRumored Headed West NEW YORK (ft — The bnscbnll winds were blowing west again today with a report that the Brooklyn Dodgers may move to Los Angeles. John B. Old, writing In the Los Angeles Herald-Express, said the tentative plnns to switch the Dodgers were "hush, hush," and that they would be aired at a special meeting: here Nov. 22. Old's story brought denials from National League President Warren Giles and Brooklyn Vice President "the ttS* lightweight champion. (NEA) Fresco Thompson. Old warned his readers to "look for and expect vigorous denials" concerning the proposed switch. "Walter O'Malley, Brooklyn president, has long eyed Los Angeles as a possible future homo for the Dodgers," he wrote. ". . .the special meeting, quietly arranged without previous publicity, was called to offset the urging of Cleveland's Hank Greenberg that the American League expand to 10 clubs at the earliest possible op- portunity." Giles admitted there wu • meeting scheduled for Nov. SJ, but said it was to'consider i revlllon of the constitution and bylaw*. Brooklyn President W »11 • r O'Malley was en route horn* from Puerto Rico and could not be) reached, but Thompson s»W: "We don't know anythim " it." Read Courier New« CluiUM A*. Ron Kramer, Michigan End, Lineman of Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ron Kramer, Michigan's great sophomore end, today was picked as The Associated Press lineman of the week for his magnificent play against Michigan State Saturday. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Salt Lake City—Rex Layne, 209, Salt Lake City, awarded decision over Bill Boatsman, 182, Long- Wash. (Boatsman disqualt fied in 1th round). Sacramento. Calif.— Joey Lopes, 135, Sacramento, stopped Tommy I" .naois, 134 3 ,:,. Los Angeles, 6. New Orleans, Lawrence Armstead, 134, New Orleans, knocked out Killer Jackson, 132>A, New Orleans, 5. Kramer, a 19-year-old 6:3 220 pounder, was the difference as the Wolverines battered Michigan State \ 33-7. "He was our big Buy," Is the way Michigan Coach Benny Coster- ban put it. Big Ron was tops in all departments: He kept rushing the .MSC passers all afternoon and twice broke through to block punts. He picked up one blocked punt and ran for a touchdown. The other blocked punt led to another score. Offensively he snared several passes and blocked well. He is a good punter, too. Kramer is the third end to gain lineman of the week honors this season. The others were Fred Glatz of Pitt and Ron Peagle of Navy. Tech Guard Praised Franklin Brooks, Georgia Tech Cuard, was praised for his play against Alabama. solo tackles, took He made nine , his man out of the play on 22 of 26 blocking assignments, recovered a fumble to set up a touchdown and Intercept a pass. 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