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THE TROY .RECORD, TROY, N. Y., TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1971 23 Ali Returns To Old Form; TKO's Ellis In 12th Round 1 ' i / * * ^ i ' \ " ' 1 *" 1 ^fc)!l f BV El f i i " ? I I I I V r PD ID » . . ,, _ U J - _ i _ . - i _ _ _ i « , . . . . . i . . . _.,. i . . . L. . . . * W By ED SCHUYLER JR. Aispciated Press Sports Write HOUSTON; (AP) - Muhai nud. Ali, the dancy, boxi; master.of old,.unleashed: a. tw fisted attack in the 12th roui and stopped . former sparri: partner' Jimmy Ellis in the A trodome Monday night in h first fight since losing « heav weight title fight with Joe Fr tier. The end came at, 2:12 of ti final, round .with'-the outgunm Ellis completely helpless fro a barrage of left and righ that' sent him'rreelirig aroun ·the.ring. \ . . , , L Ellis almost:went down twi from All's two-fisted attack ai was standing along the rope with his hands at his side when referee Jay Edson si caled a halt. ;It Was a brilliant exhibition ' jabbing, footwork and precisio punching,-and. All's best sho\ ing since his return to te rin after a 314-year exile becaus of a draft evasion convictio Which recently was oVerturne by the U.S. Supreme Court. The fight was the first of planned series of three by All who is gunning for a rematc with Joe "Frazier and the heavy weight title he held before be ing stripped because of his draf troubles. It was a fairly even fight fo the first three rounds wit Ellis, the former World Boxin. Association champion who wa giving away 31(4 pounds, fore ing the fight and giving as gooc as he got. In Charge But in the fourth round thi 29-year-old Ali, who weighed 220W, the heaviest of his ca reer, shook up Ellis, 189, a couple of times and from then on he was in charge. Ali .was content for most o each round to use his reach ad vantage .and spear Ellis i'epea tedly with what is. one'of the best left jabs in boxing. However,, he occasionally shook Ellis with a short righ hand counter or right hand off the jab, especially in the. 10th when.Ellis again-was badly hurt. Every Round Ali opened the 12th, round, as though he would be content-to win by a decision. Referee Jay Edson and both judges had Ali ehead after 11 rounds, Edson by a lopsided 110-93 which, under the 10-pbint must system, meant he gaye Ah' every round. Judge Earl Keel had it 108-102 and judge Ernie Taylor had it 107-104. But suddenly, about.midway In the last round, Ali hurt Ellis with a short right to the jaw, then drove him back with a left hook to the head that buckled Ellis' knees. Ali leaped to the attack and began driving Ellis around the ring with straight lefts and short rights that left Ellis helpless. , Eyes Bleary Edson said he slopped it "be- ' Knicks Ink Davis 'NEW YORK (AP)-The New York Knicks announced Monday the signing of 6-foot-10 Danny Davis of Henderson, a seventh round choice in last spring's National Basketball Association draft. Davis averaged 20.1 points and 10.3 rebounds a game last season. ' cause his eyes, were bleary. There was no question,in my mind he was hurt. Angelo Dundee was ready to come into the ring." , ' Dundee, who had 'been in All's corner,a's trainer iiiilli his previous victories .and . for his loss to Frazier,. was in'Ellis' corner Monday night as man- Packers Acquire Gary Lane GREEN BAY,'.Wis.' (AP)The Green Bay Packers, in an effort to strengthen their, quar- .erback situation, announced Monday they had,acquired .veteran Gary Lane, a free agent who has played With several earns. Lane,' who.played at Missouri under Dan Devine, -now head coach and general manager of he : National Football League earn, was drafted hi 1965 by he Cleveland Browns and Bufalo Bills. He signed with the irowns and played with them n 1966 and 1967. He went to the view York Giants' in 1968 and to he Los Angeles. Rams in'1969. vane played last year with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in he Canadian -Football League. Bart Starr, the veteran Pack- r quarterback, is due to under- ;b surgery oh his throwing arm Vediiesday at the Mayo Clinic n Rochester, Minn.,'in an effort o alleviate a persistent pain. Devine, who said Monday he ad never been convinced that e coiildn.'t-play in the.NFLj aid he.wants to do everything e can to make the club strbrig- r at.this position. The Packers also have. 39- ear-old Zeke Bratkowski; who s trying .a come back after two ears as an assistant coach; rank Patrick, a second-year an, and Scott - Hunter, a ookie from Alabama. ager ind trainer. In the round, the fourth, Ali, who was on his toes for almost was dazed and punching wlldl the entire bout, staggered Ellis with a short.rightiand then sent Ellis against the ropes with Icft-right-Ml. Ellii escaped bu at the end of the' round. In the-10th,; All,'-.who showei ONE .OF MANY--Muhammed Ali, .right, unloads a left to the : face of Jimmy Ellis in the llth round of their heavyweight fight in Houston, Texas, Monday night. The blow was one of many Ali delivered on his former sparring partner before the fight was stopped in the · 12th round,.With Ali awarded the TKO. (AP Wirephoto) Step Closer To Frazier Ali Showed Some Mercy Rousseau Cops NHL Tournament HARRISON, N.Y. obby Rousseau of (AP) the New ork Rangers beat Vancouver's ale Tallon. on the second hole a sudden-death playoff, Monay to win the sixth* National ockey League Golf Tourna- ent. Rousseau and Tallon finished e regulation 18 holes tied at iree-over-par 73 on the Westtester: Country Club, course-- ene of last week's -West- lester -Golf. Classic--before ght wing Rousseau · won the arence Campbell Trophy icn the. Canucks! defenseman igeyed . the par-four second ayoff hole., Finishing third, one stroke ck at 76, was fourrtime de- ndihg. champion Gary Dorm- )efer of, the. Philadelphia Flys. Vic Hadfield of New York as fourth .at 81. Tied at 82 ere. Jean-Guy Gendron of the yers, Steve Atkinson of the uffalo Sabres and Tim Eccles- ne of the Detroit Red Wings. HOUSTON (AP) - Muham mad Ali danced a step closer t a .return bout with heavyweigh champion Joe Frazier Monda night with a technical knockou over Jimmy. Ellis and showed little mercy toward an old spar ring partner along the way. : 'He could have'been eriti cally hurt," Ali said of the 12th round when he had Ellis help less on the ropes. "I knew they'd stop the fight when a man is that helpless. I wouldn' lake a chance on hurting him for life." 'All it-would' have taken was just three more .time, bain bam, bam!" the former champ said. Boyhood Friends V Would it have made any dif ference his opponent hadn been a boyhood friend and for mer sparring'partner? "No, : it wouldn't make an} difference," All said. "I can 1 see possibly giving a man a concussion just to' please the crowd." ; Ali said he surprised himsel at being able to dance the fa 12 rounds. "I can't explain th od And Bad ; Joe. Namath of the New York ts has thrown 102.touchdown sses in six. seasons. He .has ffered ,116 interceptions. Duit Rite WHAT YOU DON'T SEE CAN HURT YOU That's right 1 lightning striking miles away can'force thousands of volts', through 'the electrical system leading to your home . . . burning out appliance motors . . . shorting out switches and costing you money in electrical repairs. 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There are six openings left and anyone interested should contact Frank Pritchard at 277-4129. ! : · . , Mrs. King Wins Austrian Title ; KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) --Billie Jean .King of Long Beach, Calif., won the women's singles title of the Austrian International Tennis Championships Monday, defeating Laura H'oussow of South Africa 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Clark Graebner of New York City and Manuel Orantes of Spain took a joint first place in the men's singles championship after their play was broken off because -of darkness. They were tied at 6-1, 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, and 4-4. foot work," he said. "No, n arms didn't get tired. I'm st in training right now," he sai "I'll be fighting again in s weeks. We can't say who it wi be right now." Ali delighted the crowd wi 1 Hartack Apologetic; Doused Fan PHILADELPHIA (AP) . F o u r-time national ridin champion Bill Hartack wa apologetic Monday following a incident Saturday in which h threw a , cup of water on a fa who was badgering him for lo ing with a favorite Jn the se ond race at Liberty. Bell, ra track. . , . VWe had him (Hartack) for a talk this morning," sa Alex Stokes, steward repregen ing the Pennsylvania Hor Racing Commission. "He w apologetic and we plan to ha another'-talk .with him. \ haven't decided yet .what act! we'll take: .But we- did tell hi if it ever happens again he's trouble." . . In the race in que'stion, Ha: ack rode Dr. Hirtg,. who we off at odds of 5-2 despite beta winless in 17 previous start Dr. Hing was in contention Sa urday until the field a proached the top of the stretc in the 1 1-16 · mile race, bi tired badly and finished last i the field of 12, PAC Blasts Alix's, 13-3 The Polish American Clu ilasted Alix's 13-3, in. a Tro Tity Softball League Open D 'ision game at the 112th Stree 3 ark Monday night. Wayne Rado homered an singled for the winners whil eammate Den Rymanowsk cracked three singles. Raip] Hiccio hit a solo-homer for th osers. Dave Trahan was the winning ntcher for PAC, now 7-11 on the eas6n while Alix's is 7-7. Aussie President Bill Barnes, who succeedec he late Dan Reeves as presi ent of the Los Angeles Rams s a native of Australia. Griffith Beats Cohen In 10-Rotind Decision By TOM SALADINO Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Former world champion Emile Griffith tuning . u p for -another middleweight title match, pounded out a unanimous ID-round'deci- sion 1 over.Nessinu'"Max" Cohen Monday : night at Madison Square Garden. The bout, was the live main event proceeding the 12-round heavyweight fight between-Mu- h a m m a d . All and Jinimy Ellis at the Astrodome in Houston, which was to be viewed here the-ater television. Griffith, :a five-time former world champion -three times at the , welterweight level and twice as a middleweight, took charge in the,third round and easily outpointed ' the 29-year- old Morrocan born Frenchman. .The : Associated''Press scored It 7-2-1 for Griffith. Referee Jimmy Devlin had it 7-3 while judge Jack Gordon · had it 6-4 and judge-Art Aldcla scored It 9-1,- all for Griffith. ' New York Dchut ' Griffith,. 33, a- native of the Vlrgin-i Islands, weighed In at 1M, four Ic.vvthan Cohen, who Ives In Paris and was making his New York debut, The victory was Griffith's 70ti In-11 flghti, Cohen, French middleweight champion and ranked No. 8 by the World Boxing Association is 20-8-5. Griffith, the WBA's No. 1 contender; has sighed to fight middleweight champion' Carlos Monzon in Buenos Aires Sept. 18. A loss here would have.climi naled- Griffith : from that shot but Emile was not to be denied. Cohen started out quickly throwing flashing left jabs but Griffith threw the harder punc, hes" and inflicted a small cut under Cohen's left eye in the opening round. Hard Right 'Another cut appeared under Cohen's right eye after a hard right hand by Griffith in the fifth round. Griffith went to work in the 'iflh and buckled Cohen's knees near'the end of ,thc round with a stiff overhand right, Griffith charged out In the sixth arid'clobbered the Frenchman again with another right, again snaking up Cohen. He recovered, however, 1 and was ncv- ir In trouble the rest of the way hut,Griffith was easily the master. · , On,, h u m.er o u « occasions throughout the fight the,, re- icrrM had to warn Cohen for Ui butting tactlci,' ' Us famed "Ali shuffle" at ;imes during the first three rounds · but Ali said he wasn't claying around, as he did when le lost to Joe Frazier 1 March 8. Best Shape '"I was feeling him out," .Ali said/ "He's in the best shape of his life and I had to be careful not to get desperate. Mostly I had to.wait until he ran out of energy." Ali came into the fight at 220%, the heaviest of his career, but he said it didn't'both- er him. . 'It might have,slowed me down a. little,' but in' the.long run it didn't hurt me. I danced all the rounds and I don't feel tired now." ', ··'.; Ali didn't quit talking until he praised his : beaten foe. "Jimmy Ellis is'.the best boxer in the .world beside me," Ali.said. "He beat Leotis Marin, and he was killing Joe Frazier until he got tagged." much, more speed and. ci'lsper punching than, he had i n - h i s come ; back victories over Jerry Quarry and Oscar Bpnavena and In his loss i lo Frazier, almos sent the game Ellis to the sky blue:covcred.canvas, with;a lef hook and : a ! right i high on.thp Waterford Pistols 100 100 0--2 2 SS. Cleaners 000 020 1-3 5 Ed God.'willi Dan Lokerson [7) and Mike Cuomo; Mark Phil ips, Jeff Newhouse (7) and Ricl Rousseau. Pistols -- Jim Diolte, double. SS Cleaners-- Rich Rous seau, triple and single; Mark Phillips, triple. Brunswick Matzcn Construction -448 010--17' .0 ( Pollock's 333 000-- » 4 ; Steve Matzen, Rich Purccl 2) and Shane Quackenbush; Job Malconian, Ted Johnston ;3) and. Steve Shufen. Matzeu Construction -- Terry 'urcell, homer and single; Rocco Loccisano, double anc lingle. Pollock's--Ted Johnston, two :ingles. Tonight at S Malzen vs. Kiwanis. Uuanis 537050--20125 Clcmente's 004 250--11 8 6 Dave Davin, Tom Fennell (4), \rt Cocca (6) and Brian Collins; teve. Heiser, 'Ernie Phillips (2), ill Blair (5) and Blair, Heiser 4). Kiwanis -- Collins, double and ingle; Clem Zotto, double; Cdc- two doubles; Max Parks, ouble and single;- Fennell, two ingles. Clemcnte's -- Wayne Kendell nd Rich Wright,. two singles piece; Blair,.double. Tonight at 6 Kiwanis vs. Matzen Lansingburgh .cibner's : 000 003--3 1 5 lei-mania Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 1 5 4 Joe.Dooley and Rick Duncan; ill Holland and John DeMar- mo, .Dan Lance .(4). Lcibncr's -- Rick Duncan, dou- le. Tonight at « Verdile's vs. All-Troys (Amer- can) Armory Jlulcaliy's 12, Albany Public 5 (minors) . · · ·: Tonight at 6 . : Papermakers 'vs. Elks Central Weston ' 1 0 3 224--12 11 2 Roddy's 0 3 0 010-- 4 9 0 Tom Caswell and Mary Haynor; Scott Devoe and Mike Souis. ·'· · " Weston--Tony Piirifaeato, two singles; John Wager, tw.o doubles and two singles; Marv Ray- hor, double and two singles; Geue Pratt, triple. Roddy's--Kevin McDoughlin, three singles; Mark Perry, double and single; Bob Marine, double; Scott Devoe, double; Earl Stoddard, double. - Tonight at 6:15 Fonda's vs. Carroll's (minor). Cohoes K. of C. Calkins 000 030--3 3 4 002 002--4 3 3 Jim Sway and Randy Rocheleau; John Brown and Art Defruscio. Calkins--Bob Juberl, triple. Tonight at 6 Mohawk Paper vs. Timpanes.' Giants Cut Roster BR'OOKVILLE, . N.Y., (AP);he New York Giants ot the National Football .-League .reduced their roster to 7i Monday "ly dropplng-rookies Ed Thomas, n offensive guard from Lcb- anon.Valley, Jim Wright, a line- backer'from Notre Dame, and 'om Bienemann, a tight end rom Minnesota. head then had Ellis backing groggily around the ring, f All- continued to 'bevyiwler Ellis in the llth round, but cpn- lenlcd himself with jabs and it looked .like the v-2 underdog would last the route before Ali unleashed his deadly attack (in the 12th. A crowd of 3i,947, turned out for the fight' which also wqs shown on closed-circuit television in 'about 200. locations-in thel United States and in :fjie Vancouver and Toronto areas of . Canada, and also was beamed via satellite to 34 other countries. A spokesman for,the Astrodome ,said the. live 'gate was not immeditaly available but that it "would be close-jo $300,000." , -'] Ali, scoring his 32nd victory and 26th knockout in 33 pro fights, was guaranteed $450,000 against an option of 45 per cent of all income. , '' . ] Ellis, losing for ;the' seventh .ime in 27 pro fights but for only the second tinie in 17 bouts as a heavyweight, was guaran- .eed 20 per cent of all income'. His other five losses came as:a middleweight. : M · Misfortunes End , For Ali, the impressive victory ended a string of misfortute n this major oil city. It w a s icre, that on June 20, 1967, 1 * ·efused induction into lit Army. , · And it was: here oh June 2f, 967, that he received the draft evasion conviction that led Jo he stripping of his title and hj» lanishmcnt from the ring. ] It is that title that is All» goal and he plans a fighting lampaign to get'it. -, j Seeks Wight Grid ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -,. 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