Scrantonian Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1970 · 58
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Scrantonian Tribune from Scranton, Pennsylvania · 58

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; r f .j j .w - -r v w '"v'r"' i ' H . l r . y 7... 7 "1 55-Snn Ang. 2, 1970 DURABLE DANDY George ChuValo- has been catching and pitching punches for 14 years. The average is far beyon the' heavyweight allotment. He knows it cant last forever, but -hopes to survive George Foreman, Tuesday, and try a few more times to become champion. (UPI Telephoto)' Confession: George Knows He Cannot. Last Indefinitely By WLLIAM VERIGAN NEW YORK (UPI) TChe amazing thing about George Chuvaio is that he has remained at the top of the heavyweight division for so long. But movV- even. George knows it cant last much longer. Since turning professional 14 years ago, he has continually fought the best men in the division, and only last December he got the biggest victory of his career when he came back from the brink of defeat - to knock out ! erry Quarry with a single left hook. It was the 32 year-old Canadians 48th knockout in 56 victories, and since then he has won three more, all by kayoes, to run his record to 59-15-2. On Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden, Chuvaio goes into his 77th pro bout with the newest challenger, 21-year-old George Foreman. -George knows that he has to win r because he doesnt have many' fights left, says his manager, Irving Ungerman, who has never been reluctant to toss Chuvaio in with any " opponent as long .as the money was right. Hes gotten to the point where; he takes every fight very seriously. After being beaten beyond recognition a few years ago by the current heavyweight champion, Joe Frazier, Chuvaio actually considered retiring when his physician warned him John Postley, 30, Fatally Stricken Barons Star Collapses, Dies During Gage Game John Postley, who captured the 'Eastern Professional Basketball Associations rebounding crown as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Barons last season, "collapsed and died Friday night while playing , m the Charles Baker Basketball League in Philadelphia. ' One of the few men ever to .play professional basketball with no high school or college ; experience (although he attend- - ed Bethune-Cookman College), Postley, 30, collapsed while tak- ing the ball inbounds during the third period of Fridays game at Fairmount Parks Memorial Hall. Efforts by spectators to revive the six-foot, five-inch center failed and he was dead on arrival at Presbyterian Hospital, apparently of heart attack. " Postley. who earlier this summer had accepted an invitation to try out for the Pottstown Firebirds football team as a tight end, was playing his first game for Gaddie Real Estate in the independent circuit when he was stricken ill. He was traded only Wednesday at his. own request by Kent Tavern, which , had won five straight Baker ' League titles. Postley had . requested the swap to get more playing time. A graduate of Philadelphias Benjamin Franklin High School, Postley played an instrumental role-finishing among the league . leaders in rebounds and assists in the Barons first place finish during the 1968-69 regular sea- HOUSTON (UPI) Jim Bou-' ton said his controversial book, . Ball Four, would not affect 'his playing status until he became a marginal pitcher. Last week he became a marginal pitcher and Friday night he was sent to the minors by the Houston Astros. Packing the outsized catchers mitt used to bat down his knuckle ball and his 4-6 record and 5.42 earned run average, the righthander went to Oklahoma City of tha American Association.. Manager Harry Walker, who was the target of soma. The Scrantonian fighting was not good for his health. But Chuvaio reconsidered. Most of his bouts .against the big names Floyd Patterson, Ernie Tyrrell, Cassius Clay, Oscar Bonavena, Zora Folley and even Buster Mathis-resulted in losses. And even as he stood in triumph over beaten Jerry Quarry last year, Chuva-los face was ripped into Bloody ribbons. If he hadnt landed that knockout punch, the ringside doctor was going to have the bout stopped. a few minutes later and added another loss to Chuvalos record. Foreman, the heavyweight gold medalist - in the 1968 Olympics, has the kind of jab that will make Chuvaio bleed again, but the kid will never have seen anybody with as much determination. Foremans manager, Dick Sadler, considers the bout with Chuvaio the biggest test and the start of Phase Two of his fighters career, which includes 21 consecutive .victories and 18 knockouts. Phase One was for learning against the likes of Don Waldheim, Scrap Iron Johnson, Chuck Wepner trial horses who . had been used before to gain big money fights for ' promising young boxers. Phase Two will turn Foreman into the top - contender and ready him for a title bout with Frazier, if everything goes according to Sadler's plans. sv John Postley . . , fatally stricken son and; post-season playoff races. Wilkes-Barre established two league records that season by winning 15 straight games at the start of the season and posting a 26-2 record. The strongman of the Wilkes-Barre team, he had dominated some scrimmages at the Philadelphia 76ers camp two years ago but was dropped because of his lack of height and NBA experience. It was John Chaney who discovered Postley and took him into the Eastern League with him. Chaney, who also coached Postley with Kents Tavemeers, made his discovery while Post- schoolyard of Philadelphias Sayre Junior High School. , Postley was a boxer from 1960 to 1963 and won 37 amateur fights without a loss. He did some sparring with the likes of Sonny Liston, Harold Johnson and Ernie Terrell and Liston was the only man who ever knocked him down. Postley is survived by his wife, a son Christopher, and a daughter, Jeannette. His brother Roger is also a rugged basekt-ball player who will be attending Spokane Community College this ley was playing basketball In the fall., outon Blames Pitching, Not Boole, for uncomplimentary remarks In Ball Four, said the book was not a factor in optioning Bouton. We probably would have sent him down three weeks ago if it hadnt been for the book, Walker said. We didn't want to be accused of kicking him out because of that. He just hasn't been doing the job for us. Lika Roy Face said after seeing Bouton pitch in Pittsburgh last week, If he can still pitch; In the majors with the stuff he's got, J should come back at age 41." ' Premier Trainer Ray By CHIC FELDMAN The possibility thafthe movies of long ago fightsr might be screened to the disadvantage of the gladiators generally considered the ablest in boxing history, and give stature to the moderns, bemused Ra Arcel, everyone's nominee as one of the. most efficient trainers-tutors-seconds in fistianna's two centuries of professional endeavor. ' "It is well thaf'some encouragement be given' the present talent, dignified New Yorker Arcel who retired with the highest respect, and the reputation of having been a central figure in at . least a half hundred championship contests, concurred. "Never in the history of boxing has the game so urgently needed a kind word." ,t ' - ' Arcel whose recent discussion of Benny eonard has resulted in scores of requests, many from distant places, for copies of The Scrantonian, preferred to use'Mickey Walker as one of his supermen of yesteryear, and the type "who could walk through on entire division, or two of what we have today." Citing Walker's 15-round draw with heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey, Arcel reminded "Mickey a mere middleweight, won 10 rounds by a clear margin, although there were few around capable of extending Sharkey" plus "Who could lick Sharkey from the present cast? , . . - Ruddy Practically Completes Cast for Sept. 2 CYC Presentation Rain No The welcome Saturday afternoon rain was sufficient to discourage Snap Nagelberg from contemplating an outdoor show. It didnt drive Snap to cover and hell operate with partner Nick Campriello at Memorial Stadium Aug. 18, preferably with stablemates Bobby Phillips and Walter Opshinsky in a double-feature. The storm interferred with Paul, Ruddys house painting project, and had the effect of convincing him to stay indoors on the night of Sept. 2 when the ex-baseball, basketball p 1 a y-caller opens the new season (the old one never really closed) at Catholic Youth Center. This was the contrasting weekend scene along Busted Beezer Boulevard, where ,the activity has never been so consistent since the busy days preceding World War II when a half dozen arena operated between Carbondale and Wilkes-Barre. , . Even the prosperity was not comparable to Scrantons incredible renaissance. A s attested by the receipts Pressure Not To Influence NFL Owners . CHICAGO (UPI) Owner George Halas of the Chicago Bears declared Saturday that economic pressure caused- by cancelled exhibition games would not influence National Football League owners to boost their contribution to the players pension fund. The amount contributed by the owners to' the pension fund was the major , difference between the owners and the National Football League Players Association, which now, is on strike in an effort to gain a larger contribution. Halas saitfhe was unalterably opposed to ' increasing the owners offer, to contribute $18.1 million to the pension fund over the next four years-- He declared also that the players must recognize ' that should thp.owners lose revenue because of "cancelled exhibition games, it could result in a lesser offer to the players. Meanwhile' the ' negotiating committee for . the players remained in a Chicago - motel awaiting a contact from the owners committee to resume negotiations. . A spokesman for the players said, Nothing has happened and that the players bad no idea when or whether they would be contacted. The players, after a meeting Wednesday night in which they received expressions of support from members of the association, said they wanted to resume talks ' with the owners as soon as possible. . : Bouton had too many things going on. The minute wed get off the plane, hed ryn here and run there, going to an autograph party or some kind of an appearance. On off days, hed- ask permission to go to Washington or somewhere and hed ask to come in late or leave early. He just had too much on his mind. You Just cant do that and come to the park and play baseball like you should. It takes more concentration than that. , "I got to go along with that, Deterrent: Outdoor Fight averaging $7,500 for the past half dozen , shows. The response has, in the words of admiring, if not envious New York boxing people, made Scranton The hottest town along the East Coast. This, naturally, includes the big as well as small arenas, Boston and Philadelphia; Baltimore and Miami. Not t o overlook New York. Its because were trying to give- them values; hot attractions, Nagelberg said on behalf of Campriello, and presumably Ruddy who twice has come close to $8,000. Snap and Nick missed it by less than $100 with last weeks tri-feature wherein Phillips stopped Vince Neratka, and suffered a possible severe nasal injury. Opshinsky, abused.more violently by Danny Garcia, managed to escape serious harm, won a close decision and is ready for more. Nagelberg, sensing the mood of the public, confided Wed like to get a name opponent for Phillips. Someone like Don Fullmer would be great and thats what we need in a big Dunmore Uncrowned featherweight king of four decades ago Joe (A1 Jackson) Del Vecchio heard his notable and noble contributions to boxing, and the community, CHAMPION FOR A NIGHT -In the affection of his Dunmore neighbors -and fellow Willow Club members was former featherweight cent ender' Joe (1 Jackson) Del Vecchio as borough-ites and friends, from boxing' joined in honoring him Saturday evening.. Prominent in affair were (seated) Atty. Dan Penetar, toastmaster; James DiMuro, chairman; Frank Gallo, president; Jackson; Msgr. Wm. A. Crotti, Dom Perella and (standing) Frank D Andrea, Joe Miciche, Anthony Scaringi, Richard Polish, Louis Nole, Michael DeSando. 7 ' ...... ' . . (Scrantonian' Photo by Ed Smith) Nicklaus, Crampton, Hinson Share Lead Three Are Tied at Westchester By STEVE SMILANICH UPI Sports Writer HARRISON, N.Y. (UPI)-Long-hitting Jack Nicklaus, hft game ' in harness and his appetite whetted by the big money, rammed in a 15-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole and Australian Bruce Crampton birdied the same hole Saturday to catch Larry Hinson and gain it tie for the third round lead in the $250,000 '.Westchester Golf Classic. Art Wall Jr. of Honesdale, Pa. fired a 72 Saturday for a 54-hole total of 215, nine strokes off the pace. Nicklaus, making a minimum of mistakes, drove the 538-yard 18th in two shots and calmly sank the pytt which gave him a second successive . 5-under par 67 and a 54-sole total of 206. Crampton sank a five-foot putt at 18 to wind up with a 68 Bouton said. It has affected my play on the field. "There was a period there when I was disturbed that the people would not accept it (the book). I was afraid they would judge it on Its excerpts, but now its accepted and its all over." Bouton said all his mall is favorable now. He said he gets 15 letters a day and he hasn't got a negative one for a long time." Bouton, 31, also agreed with Walker that the book kept him with the Astros longer because Arcel Casts place like the stadium and an open air affair. But first there must be a satisfactory report from the specialist carlpg for Phillips nose. Develops the punch which did the harm was a left hook near the close of the first round. Such injuries have been known to incapacitate a. warrior Tor several . months. Told he was talking in readiness terms of two weeks' and a few days Nagelberg replied Bobby says it is going to be alright. A Monday report will probably clarify the situation. Despite the gossip that Nagel-berg-Campriello overpaid Opshin and Phillips and had a meager profit for their $7907 house, the impresaries talked of backing up the double feature with Tommy Sheehan and Bing-hamtonian Diok Stevens. Possibly together. Ruddy who previously an-ntunced the pairing of Billy Dolphin and Bob Bailey of Reading as well as unbeaten Tony Berrios with Henby Walker a Wilkes-Barrean fighting out of Syracuse, had some more names. An appealing one was Johnny Deutsdi. . Gym to lauded at a dinner tribute arranged by his fellow Dunmore Willow Club members Saturday afternoon. Jackson, as ringdom knew him best, may have antici to go with previous rounds of 67 and 71. Hinson, playing behind both Nicklaus and Crampton, went 10 under with a birdie two on the sixth hole and played golf the rest of the way for a 69. His previous rounds were 67 and 70. Hinson left himself a 25-foot putt at the 18tfa and wound up two-putting. Nicklaus , and Cramptons emergence Into a share of the lead came on a muggy day on the 6,700 yard par-72 Westches. ter Country Club layout and enabled the old guard to break domination of the tournament by the tours young turks. The three co-leaders moved past young John Miller of San Francisco, who faltered in the third round after leading at the 36-hole mark with a 136.' While Nicklaus, Hinson and Crampton were forging Into the they wanted to bend over backward to show people they werent going to worry about what I had written." Bouton was criticized by many players and snubbed by some former Yankee1 teammates, but his Houston teammates apparently did not hold any grudge when he left. As he packed, the parade shaking hands and telling him goodbye included Larry Dierk-er, Jack Billingham, Tom Griffin. Don Wilson, Bob Watson, Jack Dilaqro, Denny Lemaster, Keith Lampard, Ballot for -"Circumstances, far different from today, forced a fighter to learn his trade. The depression added a special desperation which produced some of the greatest fights on record. There is ho such motivating influence now, jusf as we shall never be able to substitute for experience.-Like the professions . . . the doctor, lawyer ond the rest , boxers improve with schooling and experience. "The present boxer," Arcel added in a voice of regret, "starts under a handicap of lacking competent teachers . (the field of outstanding instructors is down to a Kalf dozen) and unless he's a rare one, always fights at a disadvantage." "Who," asked the premier tutor, referring to an art recaptured only on the films of famous fights,, "can throw off a left jab and counter with a fight?" Chances' are nine-tenths of the current biffologists never heard of the scientific maneuver. Every star of Arcel's era was schooled to do it. The incomparable Leonard got into the Arcel conversation vfa on unusual manner. "Benny would talk to himself as he practiced certain moves in the gym; most fighters would hesitate to vocalize for fear of being ridiculed. With Leonard it was a requirement that paid off." - An Allentown heavy Deutsch Retired after some bristling bouts with Jerry Tomastetti, Chuck Wepner and other good stock. Hes training in Philadelphia and desires to start anew. More conclusive are Old Forger Johnny Rohland,. pronounced fit by the heart specialists who tested him at Wilkes-Barre Veterans Hospital, and Sebby Abbott, ehe of Irv Robbins Syracuse proteges. Flashy e x - N a v y from Endicott, Jerry Snyder, also figures in Ruddy's reckoning. - The hot interest figures to be on Dolphins ability to engage such formidable opposition as Bailey so soon. The Dundellian stopped Charlie Hill in his first setto since finishing an Army enlistment. Bailey who until Ruddys last program stayed longer with" knockerout Bobby Cassidy than any Scranton foe, (Fred Martinovich became the first to go the limit) is fast, punches hardv and will test Dolphins stamina. Theyre booked for eight stanzas as are Berrios-Walker. Glorify Jackson pated the laudatory. He couldnt have been cognizant of the surprise of the .affair. It is the recreation room and( gymnasium which the Willows lead, temperamental Dave Hill and veteran Howie Johnson both jumped into contention for Sundays $50,000 jackpot - with sparkling rounds. Hill, finding the course much to his liking, fired a blazing nine-under-par 63 in a round whch included nine birdies and Johnson fashioned a 65 to move into a runner-up spot one stroke off the pace at 207 In a group at 208 were Homero Blancas, Tommy Aaron, Gene Littler, Billy Casper, Jack Lewis and John Schroeder. Defending champion Frank Beard, in with a 70, stood at 209, along with Dave Eichelber-ger, PGA champ Ray Floyd, Bob Charles, Dan Sikes, Mason Rudolph and Jim Jamieson. Gary Player of South Africa had his worst round of the tourney, a 74, and dropped to 217. Return to pitching Coach Jim Bear Owens and Walker. Even John' Edwards, who publicly referred to the book as manure, came by and wished him good luck. :Bouton, who, did not start throwing a knuckler until last year, thinks he will be able to make it back, to the Astros. Its stjjk new pitch to me," he said. The fact Ive been able to stay in the big leagues this year and part of last year is unusual. But If Houston doesn't need Boxings Lost Science Booked SHADOW-BOXING If youre preparing to watch C h u v a 1 o-Foreman on . TV Tuesday night at 10, its Ch. 16, locally, this time; WBJA, Binghamton also on the Schaefer circuit which has grown to ll cities . . . Buenos Aires insists Sonny Liston-Oscar Bonavena will proceed on schedule, Saturday, without USA' television which is usually the big money protection . . . The wires failed to report thaf Ted Gullick, the Youngstown hope, lost his second consecutive decision, this time to 5-1 underdog Johnny Hudgins; it canceled the Chuck Leslie rematch and Gullick will concentrate on Hudgins, at Cleveland, on the 19th . . Freeport, L. I. .advertising Bobby Cassidy on the 17th. North Ender via Bellevue Billy Calpin probably fought more often than any sockologist, for the late Johnny Burke, 31 times without a Carbondale d e-eat ... Madrid agreeable to Jack OHalloran' and Jose Manuel Urtain, who needs a confidence restorer after his recent close call ... Columbus, Ohio, city commission (they have local form of supervision) re- are creating in the basement of their substantial home at 411 Chestnut St. If ringdoms Jack-son knew, bf the project'he couldn't have posibly been aware that the vitally needed borough improvement will bear his name. Purpose of the gathering, and the gym, was disclosed by Del Vecchios pastor, Msgr. -William A. Crotti ofSt. Anthonys Church, who earlier had lauded the goodness of the 62-year old guest as a citizen, father and worshipper. Msgr. Crotti told of accompanying Jackson to most of his bouts, delivered in a humorous vein, and concluded with a narration of how a sincere, kindly Wilmington, Del., boxing examiner-physician saved the Dun-moreans eyesight by refusing to pass him for a scheduled bout and urging immediate retirement. Veteran sport editors Joe M. Butler and Chic Feldman took the audience which included approximately 40 veteran boxers on a trip down memory. Willow Club President Frank Gallo presented Del Vecchio with a series of gifts. Atty. Dan Penetar - was - toastmaster and James DiMuro general chairman. A prayer was recited for the late John M. Burke, Carbondale promoter, for whom Jackson and many others boxed. Ben Greene's MONDAY New Orleans: Dave Adkins-Jerry Pellegrini (Pellegrini 9-5); Jerry Graci-Joe Tillman (Tillman 2-1). Norton, Ohio: Ray Anderson-John Griffin (Anderson 11-5); Dave Matthews-Ben Black (Matthews 12-5). TUESDAY Miami Beach: Baby Luis-Vic-tor Ortiz (Luis 9-5). Sacramento; Ernie Lopez-Ruben Rivera (Lopez 16-5). New York: George Foreman-George Chuvaio (Foreman 2-1); Willip Burton-Pretty Boy Fel-stein (Burton 9-5); Pedro Rimovsky-Ray Ayala (6-5 pick 'em). THURSDAY Portland, Maine; Eddie Spence-Pete Rlccitelli (Spence 9-5). Minors me any longer, Ill be all through. I think they know me better than any other organization. I think the other teams know of me, but they dont really know me1. If they did theyd know Id work my guts out tot them and they wouldnt be afraid to take a chance. If he doesnt make It back, the $100,000 or so he'll get from the book will support him and he hasnt even sold the movie rights yet. RAY ARCEL Aug. 18 versed officials verdict and decided that'' Don Fullmer-Bill Douglas error could best be corrected'' by dfaw d cision . . . New Yorker Tom Bethea who hasnt fought since Nino Benvenuti stopped him in -their second meeting (after Bethea made Italian playboy quit in Australia) can have Oct. 2 London date with Britisher Mark Rowe. Former local matchmaker, energetic A1 Joyner, reopens New Yorks Audubon ballroom . night after Labor Day . . . Los Angeles booked Jose Luis Garcia (he, wrecked Ken Norton) and Wayne Kindred for 20th . . . Mild upset at Syracuse where Billy Backus got nod over Texan Manny Gonzalez before best paying audience in months, $9,100 . . . New'York fistic historian Lester Bromberg still fighting courageously at Beekman Hospital where a cerebral hemorrhage ' (stroke) ' deposited him . . . Bromberg who covered a number of shows Were had planned to view last week's 1 presentation 777 Tamaquan Les . Krell reports Sammy Spinellis health better and will soon have the ex-sailor ready for ring engagements. Binghamton to have a modern, ultra-clean gymnasium and Tommy Della Rocca, associates plan a big league opening a week from Monday . . . The early price favors FJoyd Patterson 3-1 to turn , back Charley Green who punches well but doesnt receive .as good; their date is Sept. 15 and it fits with , MSGardens new T V - R a d i o deal . -. On the latter score the Mutual network .bought 12 shows, the equivalent to a one-y e a r c o ntract . . . Oakland trying to induce Jimmy Ellis to take a date with Billy Joiner who can be troublesome . . . Endicott. youngster Jerry Snyder4 passed up a last minute sub role at the CYC; be impressed In outpointing Jimmy Donley. Comm. Chuckrt Bednarik spending considerable time in ' the . training , camp of alma mater, the football Eagles . . . Welter champ Jose Napoles knows how to make the ay; besides lucrative guarant ee for Nov. 20 Vienna defense. Napoles insisted on USA-title pay; besides lucrative guarantee for Nov. 20 Vienna defense Naples insisted on USA-Mexicaji television privilege . . Sam. Mancuso and fellow Carbonda-leans discussing an annual Johnny Burke Memorial. Show . . Largely because of South Africas color line Dick. Tiger decline a three - appearance proposition . . . Dick Woerhle apparently too busy with the wrestlers to come here from-New -Jersey to referee boxing bouts which is why veteran Philadelphian Jos Shannon was im . ported. Boxing Ledger Los Angeles: Sugar Ramos-Mando Ramos (Sugar 7-5). Honolulu: Adoplh Pruitt-Da-rio Hidalgo (Pruitt 8-5). , SATURDAY San Juan: Juancho Ruiz-Julio Viera (Ruiz 8-5). FUTURE FIGHTS AUGUST lt Dallae: Curtle Coket-Danny Peru. Euiene, Ore.;. Net Wilhtmt-Mik Seyler. 12 Akron: Prnnldn Steel Lewii-Dinny Stiletto. New Orlenni: Percy Pugh-Adeiaa Devil. IS H a 1 1 f a x: , Dave Downey-Gary Broughton., gf 14 Welch, W. Ve.t Merlon Thomee- Junlor Verney. Inglewood, Calif. r Ruben Oliveree. e , Join Arrant; Joie Nepolei-Fight-- ing Meek; Chucko Caitillo-RogcJio Lire. Melbourne, Aut.j Percy Heylen-Lionel Rose. - JO Loe Angelee: Joe Lull Gerci-' Wayne Kindred. Seattle: Lui Rodrigue Fraeer Scott, 4 Tokyw: Hlroih Kobayeriil-Antonia Amaya. 4 New Ortoane: Alvin Pbllllpe-Wlllle Warren. 15 Omehe: Ron Stander-Manuel Re- moi. SEPTEMBER . X London: Merk Rowe Bunny Steiv ling. S Inglewood: Antonio Gomei Femnnd Sotello. IS New York: Floyd Petteraon -Charley Green. OCTOBER S London: Mark Rowe-Tom Betheal Joe Bugner-Rooeevelt Eddy. II Parle: Roger Zeml-Ren Roque. NOVEMBER 0 Rome: Nino Benvenutl-Carion Mo SOB. ' H Vienna; Joae Napolee-Jnlxmn On ) VT . t

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