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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 30, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 22 the stars and stripes .march.30, 968 Rojas decisions Higgins for Aba Feather title los Angeles a Cali fornia s haul Hojas rallied in two violent rounds the 12th Andi Tith and won a unanimous Deci Sion Over Enrique Higgins of Colombia thursday night to win the world boxing association featherweight championship. Hojas. 12t5, san Pedro calif.,had Liggins la 1. Bogota Colombia on the verge of a Knock out in the two crucial rounds be fore a capacity crowd of 10,400at tin1 olympic auditorium a crowd which paid to so. The decision was widely acclaimed by the partisan Hojas following but there were those who Felt that Higgins a master at j a b b i n g and boxing had earned the decision. While the Aba which include California sanctioned the fight to fill the vacancy caused when Mexico s Vicente Saldivar retired last october there Are other areas in the world which did not extend the maintained n steady Jab and dance away tactic for most of the first 11 rounds but in the 12th, Hojas connected with a heavy right to the jaw. It sent the 25-year-old colom Bian sprawling into the ropes near his own had never been knocked off his feet in 32 fight Sand technically he was not off his feet this time. But he was Hurt and took a mandatory eight count from referee Dic Kyoung. The Cious next two rounds were i but fairly even but in. The Irith Hojas heavy artillery went into action again. He was t Able to deck Liggins but he had his legs rubbery and did everything but Stop him. Hut Higgins Hung on eve fought Back and was still on his feet when the Bell scored it 11, judge John Thomas had it 10 and judge George Lalka scored it 10. California s scoring is one or More Points to the Winner of around none for the loser and none for an even associated press scored it 8 for was obviously disappointed at the decision but was cheered wildly by what fans in had in the auditorium. It washes first fight outside of latin America. He went into the match As the Aba s no. 2 contender just behind Rojas. Liggins using his reach advantage of some 4vi� inches and his height advantage of about two inches kept the Stocky Rojas at Long Range in the Early rounds. Neither fighter was seriously Hurt although Hojas eyes were a Little puffy at the Drew a Roar from the crowd when he carried the fight Back to Rojas after in the 12th, at Raul into a Corner of swings. But at the Bell gored i ins again Cri bal Tash to Lac head the Victory was tin 34th i a was Arojas. His Only defeat round knockout by Saldiv los Angeles May 7, 1 965 i Jhc urd defeat in 33 f in sets up 1st meeting in 4 years Billit Jean am a gain Garden net semis Raul Rojas. Two big rounds big Blue rallies to clip defenders continued from Page 20 Points and Washington and in hse contributed 16 and 11, respectively the latter threading the nets for seven straight free standings National basketball Assn. Division Best of seven Eastern series a won 1 won westerns net a won. J1 sri irs 0 won Loti lost lost lost 1 pet. Pet. Pet. Pet. K. I thurs in h 1 -., it i National hockey league y.,i. W c to t j 11 i m. J 1, w l 12 2.i in to 2 12. Ii 2ii 10 2 2. Id. In i in. 27 i n a v it a. A 11 n j j 27 in i t pts. Of mail i m 101 a l 11 1 i Lei to my a Levi ii a in Rit it i Ujj Viviin 112 1 i i 2, Sil i Ehn mock / 21v t i u. It of throws. Smith went 9-for-10 fro the Charity Stripe. Polinsky topped the defender with 20 markers and Harris had 15. Harris scored 14 Points in the first half but managed Only one shot in the second Jim Wilder lauded Smith and Edwards for their out standing second half play but he did t think the Over All play was too outstanding. "1 think we looked pretty Good in the second half but we re still missing a lot of shots that should be going in he lamented. Asked about the prospects inthe playoff game Wilder said flatly they Aren t 20 Points bet Ter than us i guarantee you that. It will be a different Gam saturday than it was when we played them the first time tin celtics won 121-113. It. Was one of those nights Wilder continued. We did t play too Good and they played an outstanding game. Every thing the celtics threw up that night went in and we could t hit for any kind of feel our defense will be improved defender coach Dary Van Jal Der heaped Praise on the big Lilue in his summation. The were just too Strong for us in the second half. We played Thema Good game in the first half but we just did t have the is Cor the Bench to stay with them for minutes. Foj m .2 j o a a o m i to i i in j f t. I n i i. 1 .1 a t i la 1 i u1 j l 1 1 in .1 o new York a Billiejean King and Nancy Richey the nation s no. 1 and no. 2ranked players swept into the women s semifinals of the car Den Challenge trophy Tennis tournament thursday night Coset up their first head to head meeting in four years. They were to clash Friday night when survivors of a hand picked men s and women s inter National Field played for finalist spots at Madison Square Gar Den. The titles will be decided saturday . King 24, from in my Beach calif., Holder of Ever major ladies Crown used her characteristic net Rushing game in disposing of Scotland s Youn Wightman cup Star Winnie Shaw 6, 6.miss Richey 25, from san an Gelo tex., an indefatigable Back court sniper won the last nine games in a Row in beating Julie Heldman of new York 7, 6.intense rivals for almost 10 years Billie Jean and Nancy were to play for the right to meet the Winner of a match be tween second seeded Ann Hay Don Jones of Britain and fourth seeded Judy Tegart of Australia. Top seeded Roy Emerson of Australia had to Call on All his experience and court Wiles for a12-10, 7 Triumph Over Young torn Okker of the had leads in both sets with service Breaks but each time Emerson rallied to pull them out. Emerson s semifinal foe willbe towering Stan Smith of Pasa Dena calif., who Defeated Herb fit Gibbon Garden cite n 6, 6. The other men s semifinals matches a pair of . Davis up teammates it. Arthur she of West Point . And Leslie Joiner draw in Las vegas fight Las vegas n eve. Up Buck Leslie and Hilly Joiner ought to a bloody " id round raw wednesday night in the 10 round main event at the Silver Slipper ballroom. Leslie 178, los Angeles held Edge in the first five rounds nit Joiner shh Cincinnati Ime on Strong in the second half of the bout. Judge Harold Buck gave Joiner one Point Edge 4 -4f judge Mike Petrovich had Leslie ahead by the same margin while judge Clark Graebner Unnerud in the championship at Forest Hills,. They advanced wednes Day. Miss Richey was the no. 1ranked woman in the United of new York states in 1984 and shared the ten1967 National spot in 1965 with Uhlie j dual ranking in 1955 created considerable controversy. Mrs. King has been no. 1 thelast three years. Monbo goes 7 innings As yanks top mets 5 Art draw Aurie scored it fur ii. I i a i i Star St. Pack swill be to he feted Paul up Given Bay quarterback Hart Starr honoured As Haver of the scar april j 1 by the annual professional football dinner Ollie twin cities chapter of the pro football writers continued from Page 19 singles and combined with Bill Denehy who gave up one Over the final three innings to hand the orioles their second straight shutout. The slumping Oriole attack has now produced Only one unearned run in the last 30 innings and 10 runs in the Las six games. Jim Hardin also pitched Well for the orioles giving up four singles in seven innings. But the senators put together three of them by Ron Hansen Paul Casanova and Frank Coggins with two out in the second inning for the Only run they needed. Fred Valentine scored Washington s other run in the third when he walked stole secondhand came Home on Mark Belanger s throwing error. Clearwater Fla. A the Philadelphia Phillies scored two runs in the seventh inning on three errors and whipped the at Lanta braves 4 in an exhibition game thursday night. The braves took a 2 Lead inthe first inning on a two out sin Gle by Felipe Alou off starter Woody Fryman. But the Phillies came Hack Totie the contest in the fourth in Ning when John Callison cracked a two run Homer. Kro Brach. Fla. Apron fairly doubled Home three runs and Luis Alcara. Knocked in two thursday night leading the los Angeles dodgers to an11 exhibition Victory Over the Chicago White sox. The dodgers pounded , Don and hot Wilhelm for 14 hits. Alcara drove in his two run with a double. Wes Parker had two singles and a triple for the californians and fairly. Alcara and Al Ferrara each hit single and double. The White sox scored All their runs in the first two innings Ai inst right hander Jim mud cat rant. Tom Mccraw Keni tiry and Wayne Causey each singled Home a run and Pete Ward doubled Home the other. The reds had loaded the bases with one out undisputed possessing place in the West l i i the Mctory gae tin two Point Edge on i i i

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