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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaFic High i mini Enterprise wednesday june 16, 1976 just to himself Fuy swatter smoking Joe an sex fighter Uniondale. . A today tomorrow if i want to put these gloves up 1 can do it with no said Joe Frazier in an interview in december of 1973. But As the months rolled into years Joe Frazier had trouble hanging up his gloves always finding a reason to fight and not quit. Today. Smoking Joe has run out of reasons. Today he is an sex fighter. The end came in the Nassau coliseum tuesday night As George Foreman the Man who took the title from Frazer in 1973. Smashed him to the floor twice and stopped him in the fifth round. It s All Over for smoking said advisor Trainer Eddie Futch As Frazier. His shaved head glistening from his exertions walked to his dressing room blood running Down his face tears streaming from his eyes. Forty five minutes later Joe emerged from the dressing room to say i m Hangin my gloves on the Wall. It s time to Boogie Boogie Boogie his phrase for having a Good Joe Frazier is a tremendous said Foreman. He showed More guts than i thought any Man was capable of guts was Joe Frazier s Trade Mark in the ring. But he matched his courage with humility and compassion. And there was his Pride a Pride that would not allow him to make an excuse. Joe will never admit it but he was overconfident in said Futch. On the Day after the Jamaica fight in which he was knocked Down six times. Frazier called the press together looked at their faces and said. Come on smile you Guys look like you got what happened someone asked. "1 just got was the reply and it has been Joe Frazier s reply to that question to this Day. Frazier displayed Pride in Many ways led him to scuffle with Muhammad Ali when All called him ignorant during a televised interview before their second fight. Led him to say before his fight with Ali that his main concern was that i handle myself like a Champion would t let him quit until he took a shot at wiping out his humiliating loss in Jamaica. The title. I lost it. And there s something sad about said Frazier after losing the title to Foreman. But it s not everything. I lived before i won it. I la live now that i be lost now hell have to live without the ring. His friends and his family will be happier for his decision to retire but the fight game will be poorer. The fat kid from South Carolina who went to a Philadelphia gym to lose weight painted some indelible picture into the sport s legends. Fight fans will never forget the Bobbing weaving pressure style the flashing left Hook. People will remember the High spot Frazier his face battered Lumpy turning away after knocking Down Ali know ing he had won Universal title recognition. People will remember the Low Points too Frazier going Down in Jamaica and going Down tuesday night. But they la remember Joe Frazier finished on his feet arguing thai he wanted to continue and then admitting to himself that it was time to say goodbye. Foreman has Praise for beaten Frazier Uniondale . A George Foreman calling Joe Frazier one of boxing s most courageous men winced at the suggestion that he had been smoking Joe s in doing. The Only Man that can end Joe Frazier s career is Joe Foreman said after stopping the former world heavyweight Champion in the fifth round of their scheduled 12-Rounder tues Day night. And Frazier bloodied and tears glistening in his eyes told the world he had done just that. I have to put my gloves on the he said. From now on it s Boogie Boogie his phrase for hav ing a Good Foreman who had taken the title from Frazier years ago in Jamaica and then lost it to Muhammad Ali in Africa last october had nothing but Praise for the Man whom he earlier had called a quitter. I m not that great a fighter and i can end a Man s career. I d just like to say that Joe Frazier is one of the most courageous fighters that there s Ever Frazier came into the ring with two surprises for Foreman a gleaming Bald head and a new strategy. Nastase s sensitivity is confined Keauhou Kona Hawaii Nea around the flopping Black mane of Hie Nastase the romanian Madcap controversy swirls As naturally and As Fren Ziely As a Pacific Squall. Nasty who May be the most gifted Tennis player in the world is simply too insensitive to the subtleties of Normal human relations to realize the Impact of his on court actions and utterances. Muttering bloody Nigger during his Avis Challenge cup finals with Arthur Ashe for Winner take All confirms Nastase s tenuous grasp of the nuances of decorum in sports. In fairness to Nastase he probably did t even know he was saying it. The words weren t tossed at Ashe directly. Only that intrusive parabola network microphone at court Side picked it up just As several years ago during an nil game the Field Mike Broad cast to the country the four letter reaction of a player to the violence of the moment. The circumstances does t excuse Nastase for his simple minded racist remarks. He s a said Julie Heldman the Tennis expert who shared the telecast Booth and heard the remark without realizing in Holuta stadium the Day before his showdown with Ashe Nasty As the Guys Call him greeted Arthur for a picture taking session hello Arthur Ever phlegmatic looked at him blankly. You Don t like that shrugged Nasty. Well actually you not habitually when the romanian sees the Black american Star he yells out hey during the match he cussed in French. Hell use profanity in a variety of other languages he has picked up in his dozen years As a world class player. He has called Tom Okker a bleeping jew in a match in los Angeles. He complained about jews watching him when he played abut Harold Solomon in Maryland and was later forced to apologize for his remarks. And yet the mercurial Hie has his own super sensitivity that s easily scratched. He is quickly aroused by questions about 1 his disruptive antics on the court and 2 his status with the romanian government. What you Call he fumed when the subject was brought up after he won the outright by beating Ashe in five sets. There had been a 30-second clock in operation to make sure Nasty s tactics he fumed at linesmen As he usually does and he gave Ashe the Finger a romanian version of Hook pm horns three times did t interrupt play. You can breathe. You can take your pants off. Long As by Nastase is a Tennis player with Rabbit ears. He hit a tentative overhead shot and yelled to himself deprecating by just like my he walked around in a Circle snaking his head. From the stands a voice rang out Why Don t you play Nasty getting ready to toss up a serve yelled Back what the hell you think i m it has become fashionable to enlist psychiatrists psychologists and soothsayers to Analyse the turbulent behavioural patterns of this Man who has let his tirades disturb the effectiveness of his play. , another romanian firebrand who used to help Nasty with his game says Nastase does not have a brain he has a Bird fluttering around in his that Bird is a Little disturbed right now because the romanian government has shown some displeasure with its no. 1 player. He defied a cabled order to join its Davis cup team in England preferring to shoot in Stead for the first prize in this act extravaganza. I get More publicity for he explained playing Here before 30 million people on to than 200 people in he bridled at the idea his government might be Hassl ing him. If i have he sputtered it s my but he flew off suddenly ignoring his con tract with the hawaiian leis of world team Tennis to return to Romania. Nastase who is married to a Beautiful belgian woman and has an infant daughter does not Acly live in his native Bucharest any longer though he retains citizenship. Ostensibly he accepted a wet contract so that he and Dominique and the baby could Roost in one place Honolulu for a few months. But his wife and child never came to Hawaii from Europe and there have been Strong hints of marital discord. His companion and a settling influence is a Roma Nian expatriate named Mitch who once lived in Venezuela and now operates out of new York. The positive facet of Nastase is that he generates excitement in a sport where its personalities seem mostly to be hacked out of cardboard. When he plays As he will at Wimbledon or Forest Hills it becomes an event. Aba May add 6 to new Aba Hyannis mass. A the National basketball association s advisory Board having met with representatives of the american basketball association was expected to continue merger talks with the Young league about accepting four teams although an Aba owner suggested that a six team concept would make far More sense and eliminate Many problems. The top officials from both leagues met for about 2vz hours tuesday night and both sides emerged from this ses Sion with mixed feelings. One Aba source said his league s advisory Board was not satisfied with the Aba s proposal and financial status and would present a negative report to the Aba s Board of governors. However Jim Keeler assistant to Aba com missioner Dave Debusschere was far More optimistic. Keeler said the leagues had narrowed the estimated 100-110 issues in Dis Pute Between the Aba Aba As described by Aba com missioner Larry o Brien to about 20-30. I feel the meeting was very said Keeler. I am very in Bill Alverson owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a member of the Aba s five Man advisory Board echoed Keeler s sentiments. United s new Fuji Jorich All natural brings Back memories of real old fashioned fruit flavors

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