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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WwlMfldiy, October 30, 1074-THi LETHBRIDQE HERALD-25 He fought a stupid i Foreman waiting for next time KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) The salute "All, All, AH" thundered from close to African throats as Muham- mad All became the un- disputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world today by knocking out George Foreman Defeat came at of the eighth round for young, strong Foreman, one of the most dev- astating punchers boxing has ever seen Friends say AH, 32 and past his fighting prime, would be wise to retire now in all his glory and arrogance. "Now they'll have to pay me million to Ali boasted If he doesn't retire, waiting in the wings is rugged Joe Frazier, the former champion who beat All in one fight and lost to him in another. "Foreman fought a stupid said Frazier at ringside in the vast 20th of May Stadium after the early- morning match. "He should never have let Ali play him on the ropes as he did Frazier said he wants another shot at Ah "I'm ready when he is. I am sure I can win tte next time Foreman, 25, who in five years .has knocked out 37 oppo- nents, said he also is waiting in line "The next I hope ALI WATCHES THE CHAMPION AS HE TAKES JHE COUNT there is a next hope to fight a smarter he said. "I hope to follow (manager) Dick Sadler's instructions better." The 220-pounder sought to demolish Ali who beat Foreman at his own game, and looked good doing it. And now it is Frazier who appears to have the next crack in this game of musical chairs among three black American Frazier and Foreman. Their only potential threats are Teofilo Stevenson, a Cuban giant whom Fidel Castro may not permit to leave home, and unbeaten pro Duane Bobick, a former U.S Olympian such as Ali and Foreman "I told you he was no good I showed Ali said after- ward in the dressing room "He's slow and awkward. I'm not sure he deserves to fight me again. He would have no chance." Foreman, never before beaten or knocked out, said: ''You can't badmouth a man who beats you He is a true champion. He deserves every- body's respect He is a credit to his family, his race and to boxing. "He won the fight, but J can- not admit he beat me. Nobody loses in a fight like this Each of-the fighters receiv- ed a record million. It was a good fight, but Ali was the smarter and the better man, and from the fifth round on it became a matter of when Foreman's trunk-like legs would fold Ali taunted Foreman during the playing of both the Ameri- can and Zaire national an- thems, and he spit insults at the champion in the fast-paced early rounds Ali met the in-boring Fore- man with two quick shots to the head as they answered the bell. Foreman pursued him. Ali played the ropes, ducked Foreman's vicious swings and struck back. In the second and third rounds, Foreman landed some good shots, but Ali just blink- ed and kept hitting back. By the'fifth round, All's strategy of holding, lying on the ropes and letting Foreman flail away at a darting ghost began paying dividends. The power appeared to drain from George's massive arms and the steel slip from his legs. Then in the eighth, already staggering and swinging at air, Foreman caught a right as Ali flipped out of a clinch. Foreman veered unsteadily. Ali added a left and followed it with a vicious right. Foreman, seemingly dazed, went down and took the count of 10 from referee Zack Clayton before he could regain his feet. "I didn't hear the count, I never listen to the Foreman said. "I wasn't tired Dick gave me a signal to stay down. Then he crossed his arms Then he motioned for me to get up. I guess I was too slow." The fight was staged at 4 a.m. local p.m. EST fit prime viewing periods in North America from which came most of the revenue. It will take days, and perhaps weeks, to sort out the financial picture. But the fight may gross as much as million. Ali, a descendant of a Ken- tucky slave and a former Olympic champion, began his pro career in' 1960 and won the heavyweight crown in 1964 with a sensational knockout of Sonny Liston. His crown was wrested from him in 1967 because he refused to take the military oath, claiming he was a Muslim minister. He was put on the shelf for his skills eroding. BELL INJURED EDMONTON (CP) Half- back Roy Bell and offensive tackle Charlie Turner of Ed- monton Eskimos have been placed on the 21-day injury reserve list because of in- juries suffered against British Columbia Lions last weekend. FOREMAN HEADS FOR THE CANVAS Indian Red loses bout LONDON (AP) John Stracey, Britain's European welterweight boxing cham- pion, won a bloody battle over American Ernie (Indian red) Lopez after seven rounds of a scheduled 10-rounder Tuesday Lopez showed plenty of courage, but his face was a red mask as referee Roland Dakin stopped the action after of the seventh SACRIFICE MUST SELL 1974 CADILLAC De VILLE loaded, low mileage. PHONE 329-3220 SSSSM HIGA'S JEWELLERY LTD. 20th ANNIVERSARY SALE 1954-1974 FREE GIFT! 1ROSE TO THE FIRST 200 CUSTOMERS ANNIVERSARY BONUS SPECIAL GENUINE LEATHER 1ATIGO SHOULDER HANDBAGS Reg. 24.00 MEN'S LADIES' WATCHES 2 PRICE ALL SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT RINGS 10% OFF B GENTS WATCHES CLUSTER DIAMOND RINGS ONLY! to GENT'S X 20% ACCUTRON TIME PIECES OFF SAVE UP TO '60 Stttl.or Yellow with Calendar Rag, 32.50 ONLY 19.74 AUTOMATIC CALENDAR Reg.55.00ONLY 29. 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