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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 18, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars and stripes thur by Parlms cokes Kos Ludick in fifth to retain Crown Dallas Tex. A Curtis cokes battered Willie Ludick to bloody defeat with a two handed attack that left the South Afri can out on his feet in the fifth round tuesday night As he de fended his world s welterweight championship for the fourth time. Referee Lew Erskine stopped the fight at 34 seconds of the fifth round. The action was halted after cokes knocked Ludick Down with a thunderous right tothe jaw and then battered the Wilson tigers clip Boston 9-2 Boston up the Detroit tigers pushed across eight runs in the fourth inning and coasted to a 9-2 Victory Over the defending Champion Boston Redfox tuesday. Earl Wilson s four hit pitching paved the Way for Detroit after the american league Pennant was hoisted Over Fenway Park for the first time in 21 years. Wilson a former Bosto Pitcher who gained his sixth career Victory in seven Deci Sions against the red sox spoiled the Boston Home opener before a near capacity crowd of 32,849 at the historic Ballpark Ashe yielded Only one hit Over the last seven innings a Solo Homer by Mike Andrews. Willie Horton and Bill free Han each collected three hits As the tigers buried Ray Culp making his first . Start and three other pitchers under a Avalanche of 15 hits. 15-minute delay baseball commissioner Wil Liam Eckert distributed several awards including the mos valuable player trophy a Silver Bat and Glove to Boston s car Yastrzemski during pre game ceremonies. Yaz went witless i four appearances. The game the first a Fenway Park since the St. Louis cardinals Defeated there sox in the seventh game of the world series was delayed for 15 minutes in the ninth inning As 100 kids swarmed onto the Field. Thirteen tigers batted during the eight run fourth combining six hits four walks and two errors to drive out Culp. Don Wert delivered a two run single Wilson drove in a run with a single Horton produced another with a double and Freehan had a pair of infield hits before reliever Lee Stange quelled the rally. Fat fourth Frame bleeding Ludick around Thering. The fight had been schedule for 15 rounds. Cokes weighed 145% pounds Ludick 1461/4 cokes opened a Cut Over la Dick s right Eye with one of his lightning left jabs in the second round and the South african bled profusely the remainder of this round and then started bleeding again in the fourth. The blood splashed overcomes face and shoulders. Cokes was leading by a wide margin at the time of the tech Nical knockout. On judge Bull Shaw s card he had 40 Points to 39 for Ludick in four rounds under the 10-Point must system. Judge Morris fair had it 40-36 and referee Erskine 40-35. The associated press scored it 40-36. Cokes started out with adept use of his left in the first round but slipped in a hard right that made Ludick s nose bleed. Cokes was using his Rightmore in the second round when he found that the left hande Ludick fighting an unorthodox style was leaving himself open. Cokes connects challenger of South Africa right covers Willie ludic Kup As welter weight Champion Curtis cokes of Dallas bore sin during the first round. A photo a ill it end Detro Itab r b by Maul info 2b 2100wert 3b 6122 Kaline of 0120whorton ii 6132 Cash it 4110freelmn c 3220 Northrup of 3111oyler an 4012 Wilson p 5121 Boston a r h Bia Ndrews 2b 2121 Jones 3byatrmski if a Smith Fscott in Lallou Rupet Rocoll a e Howard o 40004000 30004000 41103000 4011culp p 0000 Stange p 0000foy pm 0000 Jig Genyk p 0000tartabull pm 1000 Lyle p Lebern pm tour 3 1 it us total 0000 1000 30 2 4 2 Detroit 000 810 0009boston 010 000 1002 a Lahoud . Lob Detroit 13,Boston 7. Aii Lahoud w. Horton 2. He Andrew u. Sculp. In h r Erbb so Wilson w.l-1 ,.0 4 2 2 5 8 Culp l.o-lj32-37 8 8 7 8biange 11-33 1 1 Lyle 23 0 030020 i o o Ohop Culp Freehaug we Wilson to Dallas up welter weight Champion Curtis cokes after lashing challenger Willi Ludick into submission in the fifth round tuesday night said he had hit Ludick so hard Early in the final round that after the mandatory eight count Ludick did not know where he thought that eight count was never going to end said cokes who was left unmarked by his abbreviated Battle wit the South african. But when it did i went to him meaning to land meaning Ful punches and not just swing cokes opened two cuts Over Ludick s right Eye and the were bleeding so badly after the fight Trainer Angelo Dundee asked that stitches be taken. Ludick was taken to a nearby Hospital where the cuts were sewn up. Hits Good shot he hits a pretty Good shot said Ludick after the bout. He definitely deserves the Cham said if had it to do again he would move around More and crowd him cokes declined to Call it uneasy fight but said instead Ludick hit him hard on a few occasions. They did not Hurt though iwas in Good enough condition to take what he threw said cokes. Cokes said he found out quickly Ludick was Able to take a hitting him and opening up a Cut on his Eye became right Back with a Good right and i said gosh i had better watch out for this Guy. This Guy is Tough and you have to fight him to set him up. You Don t want him to land one in i Don t think he could have gone 15 rounds the Way hit cokes said he planned to take Little time off to see Hemisfar and then catch the Jimmy Ellis Jerry Quarry heavyweight championship fight. Cokes said there was Little else to do but counter punch during the Early part of the fight. I would Jab and he could come right in so i would throw some More jabs cokes said describing the punches which wrapped up the Early rounds. Ludick got in a couple of left to the head in the second bit other than a protest from sofa that Ludick had butted s nothing much happened for Man from South Africa. Cocks hta Ullh cokes landed two hard rights to the head to. The third round and sent a Boomer to Ludick Schest that knocked him Back a steaming right barely sub doff of Ludick Chin. Up Al Ludick s Best round was the fourth when he got across two lefts to the head and right to the heart to take the round. Cokes did t have a visible Mark on him at the finish. At crowd of about 6,000watched cokes defend his title for the third time in Dalla sinc he won it in August of 1988 at new Orleans Wheir he Beatmann Gonzalez. First he out pointed Jean Joss Ellaj in 15rounds and knocked out fran Cois Padiila in 10. Then he we tout to Oakland and knocked but Charlie Snipes the 28-year-old Ludick was rated Jato 7 in the world boxing association rankings. Be had lost Only two fights in 29 arid both were on cuts something that bothered him again tues Day night. 83 victories cokes 30, now has a record of 53 victories eight losses an two draws in his 11-year career Norm Levinson co promoter of the fight along with David Levin Johannesburg South Africa business Man said there were More than 6,000 paying Over $52,000 at the Gate. The fight was televised by the Price Roberts sports productions Over 28 stations in the United states. With Revenue from to total receipts will Bemore than $70,000the biggest fight Dallas Ever had by $20,000.cokes got a $50,000 guarantee. Ludick received 15 per cent fall monies. This Means his share will be about $10,000 plus expenses. The fight had been expected to draw 8,000 p e o p be and a $90,000 Gate but rain tuesday undoubtedly Cut the attendance. Cassius Greene of Dallas beat Johnny Wood courageous Johannesburg South Africa middleweight on a technical Knock out at 36 seconds of the fill around in the scheduled eight round semifinal event. Green weighed 151% pounds now count Down referee Lew Erskine counts Over fallen Willie Ludick after the challenger was knocked Down by welterweight Champ Curtis cokes in fifth round of their Dallas to flight. Ludick managed to regain his Iee Erskine stopped the bout seconds Luler

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