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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta DID YOU KNOW Use the above fare and save For Information and bookings ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 82H144 The letKbtidge Herald LKbbfMfiOffleiFiniltanUi LOOT Lmtf Tth tiwpptng Mril Phwtt (4M) FILING CABINETS Third Section Lethbrldge, Alberta, Wednesday, October Pages 23 34 Herald sports writer Garry Allison says he will, and tells why Muhammad All to become second to regain fight crown ..________ i _t Ali liietuul nut in riioffpd .lop EVmmon rtnac fTnroman Irnnw what to eXDect from Al Muhammad Ali will become the second man in history (Floyd Patterson was the first) to regain the world's heavyweight boxing championship. On Oct. 29 in Zaire (wherever that Ali will win his title back by defeating George Foreman in 15 rounds by a unanimous verdict. Now to defend that statement, and at the same time con- vince myself that I really mean it. A quick glance at the two fighter's records show both have' relatively the same history Foreman has had 40 bouts, winn- ing 37 by knockout, while Ali has had 46, compiling 36 knockouts. But on closer scrutiny, it is obvious Ali is, by far, the more ex- perienced of the two. Foreman has fought only four ranked fighters during his career George Chuvalo, Gregorio Peralta, Ken Norton and Joe Frazier. Ali, on the otherhand, has fought 24 ranked boxers including the ones Foreman fought, with the exception of Peralta. He has also beaten Jerry Quarry, Ernie Terrell, Sonny Listen, Zora Folley, Henry Cooper, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore and on and on. The record book shows, with one exception, that if Foreman knocks his man out he does it in five rounds or under. It seems he knocks you out early, or goes the distance. However, upon searching his record, you find that his wins are mainly over has beens or never wifl bes. Foreman's record is full of hand picked fighters including one many Lethbridge fans have seen. Stanford Harris you remember, the guy Chuvalo knocked out in Lethbridge some years back Ali, on'the other hand, has always fought the best; the best around may not have been all that great, but they were still the best around. Is Foreman really a proven fighter? I don't think so. Who really knows what he will do in a long, tough bout? Ali trains for a 15 round fight, fully intending to be there in the fmal round. Foreman plans to be around only as long as it takes him to land a knockout punch times its happened in the first round. The last time Foreman went 10 rounds was back in May of 1971. He's never been 12 or 15. The last time Ali went the distance was in January against Frazier. He has been 12 or 15 rounds seven times Foreman's been 10 rounds twice, both against Peralta. He looked bad in winning a decision over Peralta and was having trouble with the over blown Argentinian light heavyweight in their second bout before catching him in the 10th. Ali is also capable of finishing a bout at any time. He's end- ed them in the first, as he did with Listen, or in the 15th, as he did against Oscar Bonavena. Ali can punch. He's no Foreman, true, but he shattered power hitting Cleveland Williams in three and landed a skin splitting blow that ended both Quarry's and Cooper's chances. His is not a one punch power, but a combined effect with the ability to cut his opponent. He does have 31 kayoes to his credit. If Foreman misses the early knockout, and the knockout route is the only way he'll ever beat Ali, does he have the stamina and the know how to pace himself over 15 rounds? Can he take the kind of punishment Ali dished out to rugged Joe Frazier over 15? Foreman's big plus, of course, is his power and to a lesser degree his age he is seven years younger than the 32 year old Ali A good boxer, which Muhammad is, can handle a good puncher, but he can never get careless. It only takes a puncher one blow to end the fight. Harlod Johnson remembers what a puncher can do as Archie Moore stopped him in the 14th round with one shot after Johnson had a big lead Joe Walcott was bombed by Rocky Mar- ciano in the 13th and everybody recalls Joe Louis coming back to stop Billy Conn in 13. And that's what Ali has to contend with. But he has beaten big punchers before Cleveland Williams with 56 kayoes, Archie Moore with an all time leading 141 knockouts, Sonny Uston with 39, or Joe Frazier, Chuvalo, Quarry or Bonavena. What if Foreman does connect? Can Ali get up? Can he shake it off? He has before. He came back to kayo Sonny Banks and Henry Cooper in the next round after they decked him, and he survived Joe Frazier s big left that put him down in their first bout. Norton broke All s jaw in the early rounds of their 12 rounder, and Ali fought on for the entire bout. There'll be no room in the Foreman fight for "Ali shuffles" and other torn foolery. Foreman is a businessman, a puncher. Ah will have to box three minutes of each round. What it basically comes down to is this. Foreman has never met a man like Ali before, where Ali has fought dozens like Foreman. Does Foreman know what to expect from Ali? Hardly. Trainer Angelo Dundee doesn't even know what to ex- pect from his fighter. It will be interesting. The "accidental" cut Foreman suffered a few short days prior to the original fight date served the purpose for the Foreman camp. Reportedly 20 25 pounds overweight with a week to go before the bout, Foreman had to do something either perform a miracle and get into shape, (which his miracle working compatriot Archie Moore couldn't even or postpone the bout. The eye cut accomplished the attainable goal, the bout was postponed. The cut, however, may prove more detrimental to Foreman than the extra pounds. If, and its a pretty big if, the cut was of a somewhat serious nature, you can bet Ali's long left jab will find that injured eye constantly throughout the fight Foreman may have opened up a way for Ali to win his title back. And how about that money! Nobody, absolutely nobody, is worth for 45 minutes work. It scares you to realize that athletes like Ali and Foreman, and stuntmen like Evel Knievel, get millions for entertaining, when men like Henry Kissinger and Dr. Jonas Salk, who are only trying to save mankind, don't earn that in a lifetime. So there it is Ali in 15. Many, like Ozzie Stubbs, will have me rushed off to the headshrmker after such a statement. But when you bet with your heart instead of your head you're entitl- ed to pick a longshot. If anyone can pull the major upset its All and no one can argue that. The Herald Sports Broncos starting to play like team Renner sparkles -TABER (Special) Don Renner scored three goals, including the winner late in the game, to help Taber Golden Suns edge The Pass Red Devils 8-7 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game Tuesday night.-- Bob Miller had two goals for the winners, with Bernie Syrenne, Randy Joevenazzo and Darcy Virostek getting the others. Barry Luyckfassle, Wayne Turner and John Hawkins each netted two goals for the Red Devils and Rick Durston had one. Taber held a 50-37 edge in shots on goal and took 12 of 28 minor penalties. Each squad had one major penalty with the lone misconduct assessed against Taber. In Dnimheller a three goal performance by Keith Hertz helped Spruce Grove Mets Thump Drumheller Falcons 7- 4 Tuesday night. Kelly Bunn added two goals, with Dave Hoyda and Dave Morrow getting the others for Spruce Grove. Ron Rose, Ryan Wecker, Jim Nill and Brad Lazzo replied for Drumheller. Lawn bowling The rink of Kurt Larsen, B. Berglund, Chris Miles, Eddie Rusling and Sid Slater took the Stannard Alberta Rose Trophy as the top rink for the 1974 season as the Army, Navy and Air Force Lawn Bowling Club handed out its awards at the 702 Wing Satur- day night. The rink' of George Rowntree, Bill Ramsdale, Mary Kowal and Bob Cady took second prize while third spot went to Fred Manning, Eileen Martin, Ruby Winters and Daryl Langridge. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Coach Earl Ingarfield of the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League feels his club is beginning to play just like that, a team. "We have really come together the last three he said. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we're starting to jell." Broncos, who currently sport a record of three wins, three losses and a tie, nave gained five possible points in their last three games and have played well in all three outings. Ingarfield indicated he made some changes and they have worked out Heading into this weekend's action four players are no longer with the club while another has returned. Broncos play host to Vic- toria Cougars Friday night at eight and then entertain Brandon Wheat Kings Sunday evening at seven. All Bronco home games on Sunday evenings are at seven. Goaltender Rollie Booten is back with the team. Booten enjoyed an excellent camp but went to Price Albert in the Saskatchewan Junior League for more seasoning. However, with the departure of Bill Oleschuk Ingarfield needed a backup for Lome Molleken. At 17 Booten has three years left in the league and has 'shown he can handle the duties when the time comes. Oleschuk is currently in the camp of the Saskatoon Blades and Ingarfield is hopeful something in the way of a player can be worked out if Oleschuk makes the Blades. Other departures on the club were Lethbridge's Brad Cox who went to Taber Golden Suns of the Alberta Junior League, Greg Krebs of Kamloops and Doug Tetarenko of Swift Current. Cox needed more ice time than he would get with the Broncos so he decided to play with Taber. In the case of Krebs it was just a matter of keeping a promising 17 year old rather than the 19 year old Kamloops winger. Tetarenko, who left the club on his own, had played with the Broncos last year in Swift Current Ingarfield now has his club down to 20 -players and does not see any drastic changes in the near future "We're playing he stated, "the fans can see that" The fans have come to life along with the Broncos and there is a very good chance that the locals will pass the mark in attendance this weekend To date fans have seen the Broncos first "four games. BRAD COX Be Sure To Attend "MILLION DOLLAR SHOW HOME '74" October 23rd thru November 3rd 1 p.m.-9 p.m. and after you have seen the home you want to call an... .L.S. REALTOR Moscow gets Olympic nod as summer host in 1980 VIENNA (Renter) Moscow today won the right to stage the 1900 Summer Olym- pic games, turning back a bid by Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to ac- cept the Soviet bid and to re- ward the Russians with the honor of staging the world's FINAL 8 DAYS FUR COAT TRADE-IN Eftacllvv Through FOR YOUR OLD FUR COAT We require: 1SMU8KRATS MOUTONS 11 PERSIANS 4 HUDSON SEALS 3 RACOONS for repairs to storage fur coats. NEW SIZE DRESSES Arriving tfafly Drop to soon ana see our outstanding selection, NEW YORK FUR ft DRESS SHOP Phom 327-327S greatest sports spectacle. Moscow lost a similar bid four years ago. The day was not a total loss for the U.S., however, as Lake Placid, N.Y., the only bidder, was confirmed as the site of the 1980 Winter Games. Lord Killanin, president of the IOC, announced the results after a vote taken at the start of the third day of the IOC annual session. Moscow and Los Angeles were the defeated candidates four years ago when the IOC awarded the 1976 Summer Games to Montreal. The 64 members of the gov- erning body of the Olympic movement had maintained their traditional reluctance to anticipate the vote, but Moscow had emerged as the strong favorite before the result of the voting was an- nounced. Lake Placid, a resort in up- per New York state, had been the only remaining applicant for the 1980 Winter Games. The Soviet Union has been campaigning for the first games ever awarded a com- munist state almost since it first entered a team in the 1952 Games in Helsinki. Unlike the persistent Soviet campaign, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and his com- mittee had been active for only one year and many observers said their low-key campaign appeared to reflect their own doubts. There are still those who question Soviet promises to permit free entry to all eligi- ble Olympic competitors. "MILLION DOLLAR SHOW HOME '74" Homes will be open for viewing Oct. 3rd at both locations, Westside location and the new Churchill Heights subdivision. 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