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Tuesday, January 23, 1973
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Sends Champ to the Canvas Six Times ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TUES., JAN. 23, 1973 Page 12 Foreman TK0 9 s Frazier in Second By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) The boxing world woke up today with a new heavyweight champion, a 24-year-old former delinquent whose mild manners and tender heart belie a pair of the most devastating fists the game has seen. George Foreman sent Joe Frazier spinning to the ice blue canvas six times Monday night and stopped the fierce, hard- punching defending champ in 1:35 of the second round in a staggering upset. Foreman appeared almost of the verge of tears moments afterward when newsmen swooped down on him in his tight little dressing room in the catacombs of Kingston's Na­ tional Stadium. "1 didn't want to hurt him any more," he said. "I kept begging Yancey Durham (Trailer's trainer and manager) to stop it." The swiftness of the turnover of boxing's most prized crown was almost unbelievable. Frazier, a brawling cx- slaughterhousc butcher, had flailed his way through 29 opponents as a pro, knocking out 25 of them, and 22 months ago had beaten Muhammad AH in the so-called Fight of the Century. Matched against the untested Foreman on this sultry tropical island in a bizarre atmosphere, Frazier had been installed a 3Vii to 1 favorite. Certainly, he and his supporters had no idea that he would Jim Ferree, Editor lose the title under such circumstances and thus forfeit what promoters had said would be a $20 million extravaganza between Frazier and All in June, probably in Houston's Astrodome. Now the heavyweight division is in disarray. Foreman is the new king and will call the shots. Neither Frazier, who insists he wants a rematch, nor All, who is waiting in the wings, is in his immediate future. "I am not thinking about any big fights now," he said afterward. "I want a long rest. I want to go home and see my new daughter. "After that, I want to go all around the country— to Houston and cities like that—and talk to kids. I want to tell them they can do anything they want If they try. I am an example." The new champion received $375,000 against 20 per cent of the fight's gross while Frazier was guaranteed $850,000 against 42V2 per cent, but it is Foreman who now is in a position to talk to promoters in million-dollar terms. "I saw him before the fight," said Angelo Dundee of Miami, trainer for All. "I said, 'George, we want to talk to you after you win' and he smiled and said, 'you know, Angle, you're one of my favorite people."' Dundee was one of the few experts who predicted a victory for the young giant who grew up in a disadvantaged background in Texas, once played hide-and-seek with the cops and had his life turned around by joining the Job Corps. A blow to boxing's big manip-' ulators, who now must completely redesign their future plans, Foreman's triumph was heady wine for the Jamaican majority in the surprise crowd of 36,000. When the battered and bleed- ing Frazier was led to his corner and referee Arthur Mercante raised the right arm of the new champion, the crowd went wild. Jamaicans had made Foreman their personal hero during the last week of his training. They even cheered him when he shadow-boxed. Earlier in the day, Frazier had attempted to outs tare the challenger at the weigh-in, at which the champion tipped the scales at 214 and Foreman at 217%. "I'm going to sit you on the ground, George," Frazier warned his rival. But Foreman didn't scare easily. Frazier, a renowned aggressor, who has whipped his opponents into submission with a head-bowed, bore-in attack that resembles a berserk pile-driver, came out swinging. But Foreman didn't back up an inch. His 6-foot-3 inch frame erect in his familiar stand-up style, he lashed out with twisting left hooks. Snap. Frazler's head went back but the champion continued to move forward, swinging. Snap, snap. Midway through the first Joe Frazier round, Foreman caught the champion flush on his bearded chin with a thundering uppercut. Frazier crumbled to the floor but bounced up, taking the regulation eight-count. Frazier hung on gamely but moments later, a pair of thudding rights dropped the champion a second time. Before the end of the round, a third smashing blow sent Frazier spinning underneath the bottom strand of red rope. The champion's eyes were glazed and his legs were like Jelly when he staggered to his corner at the end of the round. As the bell for the second round sounded, Frazier came out courageously, throwing left hooks. A crashing right to the jaw sent him to the canvas for the fourth time. The referee had trouble getting Foreman to a neutral corner. Foreman walked toward Frazier's corner and began looking at Yancey Durham, the champion's manager, as if asking him to intercede and stop the fight. But Yancey didn't interfere. Frazier rose unsteadily to his feet and then—boom, boom- two left hooks by Foreman sent the champion reeling to the floor again. For the second time, Foreman pleaded with Frazier's corner to throw in th towel but there was no response. Frazier rose again and again a fussillade sent him into the ropes and down to the floor. This time Durham jumped into the ring. The time was 1:35 of the second. It was over. There was a new champion. ISU Loses at the Buzzer First Foresome In Vic Groh of Thornton putts out on number nine in the Winter Olympics Golf Tournament held on Clear Lake Jan. 14. The first foursome to complete the nine-hole course was Groh, Bob Bowker, with stocking cap, Frank Nielsen, with fur cap and Dean Newlon with Hood. Bowker shot a 29, Newlon, 36; Nielsen, 40 and Groh, 42. Clear Lake Hosts Winter Golf Medalist Bud Hanson of Mason City is shown "chipping in" in the Winter Olympics Golf Tournament on Clear Lake. Hanson won medalist honors for the match by carding a 28. Clear Lake hosted" Its first Winter Olympics Golf Toruna- ment Sunday Jan. 16 and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. A bright sun shown down as 43 golfers took to the "course" and demonstrated that the well- known summer sport can be played in the middle of January as well. Bud Hanson of Mason City carded a one over par to grab medalist honors for the nine hole event. Hanson chipped in two birdie shots for dueces.- Gene Sherman beat Bob Bowker in a sudden-death playoff to capture second place. Both players shot a 29 after regulation play. Jack Palmeter was fourth with a 30. Youngest golfer was Todd Ypungstrom, 9, who shot a 44. Trophies were awarded to the NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Iowa State basketball Coach Maury John says playing a team three times in one season is too much. Well, for Iowa State Monday night that was exactly the case as the Cyclones dropped a last- second 86-84 thriller to Oklahoma. Iowa State which retained its Big Eight lead despite the setback, had beaten the Sooners on two previous meetings — and by three points each time. , And according to John, the Cyclones should have taken the third meeting too. ' '"We had the game won," placesv-';fHa ^£^.^<9n «i ^^>ii4i ^iin| ( ii^nfufed afterwards. "But then we went and donated it to them. I thought we completely outplayed them in the second half." Iowa State held an 84-78 lead with 1:39 remaining after Bill Benson cashed two free throws, but two errant passes let the Sooners get the final four points and a big victory. Freshman sensation Alvan Adams' tip-in at the buzzer provided the winner. He converted on a missed shot by Lee Gilbert. Adams, who had 38 points against Iowa State when Oklahoma lost a 94-91 decision at Ames, finished with 29 this time and grabbed a game high 13 rebounds. Junior Tom Holland, a former Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prep, shared the limelight. He finished with 14 points and his two free throws cut the margin to 84-82 with 54 seconds left. first strom. "Play'.began at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 oh the nine hole par-three course laid out In front of Witke's Restaurant. Yardage distances ranged from 40 to 100 yards, according to Hyle Lowman, chairman. Automobile tires were used for the holes and red flags marked the course. Call when it's cheaper. Most long distance station rates are cheaper after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. @ Northwestern Bell Lakes 9 Leader Spencer Jumps to Sixth in Poll Sports in Brief J I.L.C.C. Spitz By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ames unanimously retains its leadership in the seventh Iowa Associated Press high school basketball poll, but there is a major stirring among the followers. Once-beaten Ames, 14-1, received all 16 first-place votes for a second straight week from the panel of Iowa sports writers and sportscasters. Upsets, however, left only NO. 7g Mount Vernon in the same spot as a week ago among Top Ten teams and three new faces are among the prep elite. Mason City, 13-2, climbs into second and the rest of the Top Ten in order consists of West Des Moines Valley, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Harlan, Spencer, Mount Vernon, Clear Lake, Des Moines Lincoln and Ottumwa. The latter three teams replace Marshalltown, Des Moines Tech and Waterloo East, which lost all their games last week. High-scoring and tall Ames dumped previous No. 5 Marshalltown 69-5$ and ripped Fort Dodge 79-57 last weekend in Big Eight Conference action. Marshalltown,10-4, tumbles to 11th. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 11-3, slips from second to fourth after a weekend split. The defending Class AA state champions beat Dubuque handily, but lost to Davenport Central 64-58. Mason City, which lost to Ames in their only meeting, trades places with Kennedy. The Mohawks beat former No. 10 Waterloo East 76-59 and polished off Waterloo West 58-49 last week. Harlan, 12-1, falls from third to fifth after a 57-54 loss to pre­ vious one-game winner Red Oak. Harlan was the last unbeaten Class AA team in the state and was playing without star guard Robin Jacobsen, who is sitting out a four-game suspension for disciplinary reasons. West Des Moines Valley, 11-2, vaults to third from sixth after edging strong Des Moines Hoover 70-67 in a Key Des Moines Metro Conference game. Spencer, a loser only to Harlan in 13 games, gains two places to sixth after an 18-point Lakes Conference victory over Storm Lake, while Mount Vernon, the highest ranked Class A school, keeps seventh after two romps that pushed its record to 14-0. Clar Lake used a 62-48 triumph over Webster City to move from 12th to eighth; Des Moines Lincoln comes from 11th to ninth after two victories; and Ottumwa used a one-point victory over strong Illinois team Quincy Catholic Boys to take 10th after being 13th. The second ten in order is , comprised of Marshalltown, Decorah, Dubuque Wahlert, Treynor, Davenport Central, Des Moines Tech, Carroll Kuemper, Des Moines Roosevelt, Pella and Clinton St. Mary's and Elkader Central, which are tied for 20th. Fifteen ojher teams including five of the jjrtate'6 nine Class A . unbeateateni received votes The AP PREP TOP TEN First-place votes and records In parentheses. Points awarded on a 12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5 etc. basis. Total poll points for Top Ten at right 1. Ames (16) (14-1) 2. Mason city (13-2) 3. West Des Moines Valley (11-1) 4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (11-3) 5. Harlan (12-1) 6. Spencer (12-1) 7. Mount Vernon (14-0) 8. Clear Lake (11-2) 9. Des Moines Lincoln (10-3) 10. Ottumwa (10-1) 192 168 154 141 121 91 86 50 47 4 The Iowa Lakes Lakers will try to even their mark in Iowa Junior College play when they host Iowa Western of Council Bluffs in the Estherville gym be- NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Spitz buried his image as an Olympic choker under a wave of gold medals at the Munich Games and today was a land- ginning at 7:30 tonight. ILCC is slide winner as 1972 Associated Twin-Rivers Defeats Graettinger The Graettinger wrestlers fell to Twin-Rivers of Bode 21-40 Saturday at Graettinger. Paul Ferrell and John Anderson led the Pirate grapplers with pins in their matches. Graettinger next travels to Sioux Valley in a wrestling dual meet, Wednesday. 98-George Kellner (TW) pinned Steve Flint, 1:02. 105-Linn Pentico (TW) dec. Mike Guinn 12-1. 112-Steve Olson (TW) pinned Mike Crowley, 3:25. 119- Ken Batland (TW) pinned Glenn Blinkmann 1:35. 126- Garry Rosenav (TW) pinned Kevin Clausing, 4:20. 132-Ray Scott (TW) dec. Ray Blinkman 4-0. 138- Paul Ferrell (G) pinned Bruce Bratland 4:00. 145-Scott Saturn (TW) pinned Dave Ferrell. 155-Ron Hansel (TW) dec. Dwight Schmidt 4-3. 167-John Anderson (G) pinned Tony Hosford, 3:15. 185-Jr. Brown (G) dec. Rod Thompson 5-2. Hurt -Gary Boscker woo by forfeit. now 3-4 in juco standings and sport a 9-6 mark overall. In cage action over the weekend, the Lakers edged Southwestern of Creston 88-86 Friday night but were thumped by Clarlnda 95-75 Saturday night. Basketball CHICAGO (AP) - With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rick Barry missing, the West will be hard pressed tonight to score a third straight victory over the East in the National Baksetball Association's 23rd All-Star game. Chicago will host the classic for the first time and a capacity crowd of 20,000 is expected for the nationally televised contest, ABC, 9 p.m., EST. Jabbar, the former Lew Al- clndor and super star of the Milwaukee Bucks, announced his withdrawal Monday night for "personal reasons." Press Male Athlete of the Year. The mustachioed Californian polled 405 votes from a national panel of sports newsmen. Tennis LOS ANGELES - Margaret Court' of Australia scored a straight set 6-4, 6-3 victory over Tory Fretz of Studio City, Calif, in opening round action at the British Motors Women's tourney. Football BALTIMORE - Veteran quarterback John Unites was traded to the San Diego Chargers by the Baltimore Colts in exchange for "future considerations." HOUSTON - Mike Tilleman, leading defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers of the American Conference, was traded to the Falcons of the NFC for Atlanta's first pick in the next college player draft. EISCHEID SPENCER LIVESTOCK SALES INC. SALE TIME 1 P.M. THURSDAYS If you have livestock for sale call us for free on-the-farm appraisals. We have orders for all classes of Livestock. We buy and sell daily. We would like your business—give us a call collect and ask for John EUcheid 262-4360 Joe Eischeid 262-1321 SPENCER LIVESTOCK SALES, INC. Spencer, Iowa- across from KICD Thursday Auctions— I P.M. Horse Sato Jan. 28-Sunday- 2 P.M. Over 300,000 lowans know where they can borrow money from themselves! It's true. Over 300,000 lowans borrow money from themselves. Where? At their member-owned credit union. When you're a member of a credit union, it really does belong to you. You're a member and every credit union is member-owned, so you're really borrowing money from yourself. Whether it's a loan for a car, college education, new appliances or maybe a bill consolidation loan, your credit union is the place to go. Isn't your credit union the most logical place to go for a loan? After all . . . it's where you belong! IOWA CREDIT UNION LEAGUE 3206 UNIVERSITY AVE. DES MOINES, IOWA 90311 Cherokee Menial Health Emp! Wilson Certified Foods Estherville Emmet County Public Emp. Morrell Estherville Emp. V.F.W. Post 3308 WADCO Emp. Spencer Spencer Pack Emp. Spirit Lake Berkley Emp. Storm Lake Hygraclc Emp.

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