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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBSIDGE HtRAlO March 1971 Closedcircuit venture seems like big success By TIIE CANADIAN PRESS InUngerman claimed suc cess Monday night in his promo ion of he closedcircuit televi sion presentation of the Joe FrazierMuhammad All hcavy championship manager of Cana dian heavyweight champion George said when he applied for the rights he wuld sell enough tickets to make it the biggest sporting went ever to hit Torontos Maple Leaf Gardens His working In con junction with Bobby Orr Enter also harnessed the rights to every other theatre showing in Canada of the New York title with the exception of Cal had gate receipts of about with a capacity house of over Sault Sudbury and Thunder Bay were the other provincial centres where Unger man said he hoped to reap an other outside the To ronto About paid each to view the fight in the Winnipeg Arena another showed up at the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium for the same figure and R e g i n as Centre for ths Arts held a crowd of Edmontons Jubilee Audilo rium packed in more than fans who paid to while Calgary attracted the largest ever audience to see a fight on closed a Vancouvers Forum was a sellout at and for seats and Victorias Memo rial Arena accommodated a ca Ipaeity crowd of at I Zeniths join A LONG TIME IN COMING Muhammad Ali lies on his back with Frazier retained his heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Joe the heavyweight standing over A stunning AM Monday night in New Yorks Madison Square left hand in the 15th round dropped Ali for the first time in his Whos the champ the victor wants to knoiv Frazier whupped a but beaten Ali NEW YORK CP It AVAS The M a d i s o v Square where the heavyweight champi onship battle was and closedcircuit emporiums around the uorld had billed it as such and it farsurpassed ex When the dust had cleared after 15 furious nonstop rounds in the Smokin Joe Fra was still sitting on the heavyweight boxing But only after weathering many stormy and anxious The paying cus the promoters esti many countries had seen the sporting event of then The majority had come out to see Muhammad All get his longawaited And they got their wish when Frazier r o u n c e d the previouslyun beaten former champ over 15 i rounds for a unanimous deci But they ended up cheering Ah It was that kind of a KEEPS COMING BACK Ali took everything Frazier threw his way and kept coming back to counter with damaging punches of his own and was dangerous right to the final hell Frazier said he would gladly sports writers from around the because he had gone to a hospital for treatment of a sore But it was learned later that Ali had returned to his hotel room and was snoozing away his wounds and hurt Angelo Alls trainer and confirmed that Alls jaw was not broken and that he had taken some medica tion to ease the discomfort caused by his swollen The fight started out like no heavyweight title fight in his And it did not let up until the final Frazier came oul smoking as i he promised and Ali was giv ing him tit for tat at the But then the tide started to FRAZIER FINDS RANGE wearing and tlu owing continuous started to find the range by the fourth And it looked as though the battle might end on any one of the many left hooks that Frazier But Ali took everything that Fraier could dish out and countered with jolting punches of his Frazier was on Ali like a leech in the fifth proba1 bly figuring he would be able to finish his But Ali stabbed Frazier with jab after jab and managed to keep his Frazier stuck his chin out to inviting him to land his Sunday And Ali did just But Frazier did not back up an He said later he wanted to let Ali know he couldnt hurt But Ali kept coming back and Frazier was forced to hang on time and time again after it looked like he had the unpre dictable Ali at his Muhammad misses conference It was unanimous Brown NEW YORK CP It was Hes the no doubt about said Drew Bun dim confidant and virtual guru of Muhammad He was to Joe and not whupped some one shouted at the give All a rematch at any I victor in an allout brawlI at Ume but added I dont think I Madiscn Square Garden Mon hell want one All did not appear at a joint news conference following the b u t Drew Bundim one ui Ins ap peared in his place and said Well bo and this time there wont ho any three ears between fights You cant put a car m the arage for three years and expect it not to have a few Bundim He M as referring to Alls forced re for refusing to accept induction into the United States Army 11 he said Bun dim And all the bumps and kinks ill be out and n e will be The first thing Muharamnd Ali told me in the dressing room after the fight was to Get the guns were going to set traps again Bundim said Ah was unable to appear at the postfight confer attended by day night that decided the un disputed world heavyweight boxing I cant say it no better than said he 27yearold powerhouse from Philadelphia who applied con stant pressure to Ali during the actionpacked floored the former champion in the lath round and walked away with a unanimous deci After saing Frazier told reporters at a crowded news conference Let me go home to out by face Then he left ALI DOESNT SHOW But 29yearold Lraii native stripped of his title 3h years ago for re fusing induction into the United States armed dirl not arme lie taken to hospital for constant target of Smokin Joes vicious left One of them put Ah down in the Brown said after the fight that who won the world heavyw eight championship as Cassius had a broken right other spokesmen for Alls camp said he did not have a broken and was resting at his Fraicr who vron the title duing Ah s forced also showed the marks of hat tie lie was cut and bruised around the the result of his acgressive battle pirns and Alls left jab and straight nshl Both of whom made S25 million for the nights woi of a but in d i f f e r e n t terms I dont think he wants a right Frazier said of Ah who filled in at the ncvs conference for who lost his first pro fight in 32 said lus fighter wanted a rematch and quoted All as me the guns were going to set the is no ordinary champ The car ill i has been in the ga to Frazier if he lost but no such event took Brown reported that the fighters congratulated each other on a tough fight but there were no Joe Frazier came over and said Good Brown said They congratulated one Brown admitted that Ah was on queer street during the fight and said Ali was proud to have got through the fight without being knocked Both fighters indulged in what appeared to be show boating during Frazier stuck his face out at Ah during the middle rounds and challenged Ah tu hit Frazier reported afterward I let him knov I could take anything he could throw and LETS FRAZIER PlNCH Ali leaned against the ropes Ali came out swinging in th ninth bloodying Fraziers ose and having him in dire traits for the first time in the iglit at the Again in the Ali cam out strong and had Frazier i trouble with a rightleftrigr But Frazier con nected with several left hooks o lis own and had Ali on Quee Street at the bell in a wild an even DOCTOR ALERT Harry Kleiman of th New York State Athletic Com mission headed for Alls corne etween but Ali scarce him off with an outburst i confirming he wanted t Frazier pinned Ali against th ropes for two solid minutes i the 13th round with nonsti but Ali kept comu up with new resources to kce punching He came bac to win the 14th round with sa age But whatever doubt there wi about the outcome was sealed the final Frazier naili Ali with a ha left hook about 30 seconds in the round and the former chai pion ended on his his he hitting the canvas Not one soul in the 204 crowded into the jampack Garden would have bet plugged nickel that Ali get But get up he a Frazier was pressed right to 1 final Few could find reason to d pute the unanimous decisi given But few could find fault with the tion put on by it w that kind of fight HAZIER FELT 11 Let me go straighten my i face Frazier excusing j himself from a postfight press i I aint that itomM j Kcferce Art Morcantr mnde it and let Frazier punch at him j eight rounds for for on a couple of oniv and one Judge Artie Ms left in Franers face in retaliation You think he was clown ing Fraaer He couldnt gary and With the Gardens already sold out two days before the fight and a nearby movie house in the process of selling out in the he spent most of Monday night checking on the sellouts and near sellouts of about 20 other locations from Regina to By 6 he estimated the gamblethe amount his groups had to guarantee against 60 per cent of the total would realize nearly maybe even a Magrath Zeniths will join e Raymond Comets in the ovincial finals which will be Id in Calgary next weekend they came up with a conncing 5124 victory over thn CI Rams in Raymond last The fcur top finishers in Alberta A BOJS iasketball League played off in double knockout tournament ihich started last Friday night o sec what two teams would epresent this zone in the Allerta finals Last Saturday night the Comts clinched a play off berth is they dumped the Magrath teniths in the championship At the time the estimate was and still selling n a 1 s winning ths playoffs vith two straight This left the stage for the le BETTER THAN FORECAST So you can see were ever etter than our prediction of ireequarters of million Ram encounter held ast The Catholic Cenral Cougars were eliminated rom further play as the Rams rimmed them 3836 for then I think we could go over a million just in the part of AP he state racing tourney In last nights affair the Zen ada were We dont lave Calgary or getting closer to he added Im really happy lis is such a big filed its appeal Monav of the circuit court decision held that Dancers Image hould get firstplace money hit the Rams hard in the first half as they maintained a sold 2211 lead at half Things didnt change much in the final half of play as the cularly here in With the added seats at the the total Toronto revenue was estimated to be abou We needed to gross the 1968 Kentucky The circuit court decision jeing appealed is that which overturned a racing out played the Rams hit for 29 poults while holding the Rams to only Don Hamilton led the Zeniths attack with an 18 point performance while Rusty Rolling to break sai but when we rea ized in I knew we had a hit on our hands awarding the firstplace purse for the 1968 Derby to Forvard who crossed the chipped in with Mark Haslim paced the Rams with eight points and Bryco e started breathing s It was the same picture line added e where with prices ranging from e to a SOME TURNED AWAY Halifax and Sydney had tu naway crowds that grossed ELRICH TIRE f tween and whi the New Brunswick centres o j Moncton and Saint John ha bumper crowds that paid SPORT jj wards of to view Some fans packing th Montreal Forum were le Aii fans at the start but Division A 13 Long Island 4 Alberta Senior n him at the m 48 10 7 3M K4 4 Drumheller 0 er Several Ontario centres semifinal tied 22 Quebec Junior ed at or near the saturation 33 27 6 221 181 8 St Jerome 6 of Few of the 18 34 J Ontario Junior orum seats were empty roit 19 35 10 175 536 4E Vancouver 18 6 171 2J5 S Welland 4 Detroit leads besfofseven semlu another was realized one game tied he the combined STANDINGS CUP in It was more of the 24 29 14 U3 197 1 op at Kitchener where Ifshurgh JO 30 W 188 195 22 7 3 55 22 51 nc tended the closedcircuit Anleies 31 1B9252 nal r 6 5 51 25 M 15 11 4 a 33 41 ep 7 9 a 39 ck A Pis Pini BM 57 124 58 B05 w w 7 Bos 53 93 11 13 4 29 17 35 Division II Cardiff 15 10 5 53 M 48 ShPtneid U 15 9 4 50 33 J9 Luton 14 10 5 42 20 W LcToster 15 B 6 44 26 3E Tor 16 49 31 38 ed top Bos 20 50 70 8 Tor 34 35 III Fulham 17 7 53 31 43 n IS 11 5 30 a in 21 J 42 17 8 9 56 42 42 NY JO 62 i Villa 9 7 it 32 41 m Evelyn Leffingwell of But V Ra pile NY 25 36 61 R 13 11 8 53 M 37 DivISnn IV ad Lcthbridgc Marksmen BOS 23 38 C 23 6 4 44 1 52 turned in an outstanding B05 19 43 61 7 D Hull Chi 35 24 57 oi Tn mouth 19 7 7 63 i 1 NorthntDn 17 10 7 49 34 455 dividual performance at the 29 29 5B 19 20 5 ved oor rifle competition in Mil 31 58 3 Bos 26 31 V Chsster 8 3 12 S3 At J1 SCOTTISH LEAGUE a Minn 14 43 57 Division 1 uld Leffingwell won the LEAGUE T L F A P Aberdeen 19 4 3 M U A nd shooter three L T F A 10 3 3 61 16 he The three positions 24 12191 200 15 4 S 16 37 3 1 Panders 12 7 A 51 3 ent includes 22 30 8 200 248 Falkirk 10 B 8 35 34 2 Ms and standing 20 26 11 194 215 i Western Diviinn II East Fife 66 73 38 ion The competition was Baltimore 3S 15 7 220 171 Partick IS S 3 St Iso sored bv the Calgary Rifle Ceveland 29 22 7 216 147 Arbroath IS 7 7 66 Al 3 j n 7 R 15 17 ibi Pistol 22 57 10 IBB 133 Rochester 21 27 10178 192 Slranraer 12 7 7 44 33 3 ITS HERE no was laKen 10 nospiuii im treatment of his swollen i for three Y the bumps and the thn cut lie Tra Iho rral champ to him the tbf champ9 rra7ifr ncv cnnfrtrncc li Ihr Inpsidnl drciMon Siri ho did not look it with battered There were conflicting alxwt how the twn Mowed each other after tho hatilp APOLOGY I want him to come to me and apologue for all the ho nholtt u r i MU Ail had pi oni ied lo across Ibe Brown attributed Alls ac iicn to the master All champs have liillc boys in Brown said Brown the to ifjaia had it 96 for Frazier and the other Bill gave Frazier 11 rounds and Ali The Associated Press and The Canadian Press both made it 9 42 for j always the teased j Frazier frequently when he backed the Hcj pawed at Fra7ior wilh ins lirOWHl rtll I IK 1L inini Alls jaw occurred Mwecn j like a clukl fondhn iho ninth and lltli rounds TCefem Arthur Mn c anlp it hnpponcd in ihr knew it nglii lio I sau Alls sufli up quickly in he nth The way iliov hitting each other I was Mirpisrd it 1V said But I U was a beautifully fought i ami porno nf llin I test punches I SOI1 They both could Ukr resented Iho rliplay and uhni ho I bought of Alls harked Clowning He 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