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Mediterranean Rome Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 16, 1944, Rome, Lazio Saturday december 16, 1944 tue stars and stripes weekly Page 7north Africa place nine in finals Adriatic Mitten gain eight berths Cheriff Maamar Victor Over Quot sugar Cain Addamaine out slugs vie Amato s by sgt. Jack Foisie staff correspondent Rome dec. 15�?the 5th army and the North africans continued their neck and neck race for the second Allied boxing championships with each team placing nine men in the finals which will be fought saturday afternoon and evening at the Brancaccio theater Here. The Adriatic zone gained eight final berths while the Continental zone took four and the tyrrhenian placed two men. Eighth army and Island zone entries have All been eliminated. This afternoons session saw the last of the Semi final clashes with pvt. Cheriff Quot the chief Maamar the 24-year-old Arab pro lightweight taking the measure of pvt. Murray Cain from the tyrrhenian zone. Maamar with his longer reach and a Shade More experience scored consistently throughout. Caln. However opened up a Cut under Maamari a Eye which May keep the North african out of his title bout. Another Arab Sailor Abdelkader Addamaine fighting As a North african alternate for sapper Tommy Mcgrath who is still Down with tonsillitis vanquished the 91st divisions pvt. Victor Amato who had been rated by Billy Conn As one of the tournaments outstanding amateurs. Amato boxed Well but he get his hefty right uncorked while the Sailor used his overtime. Chances of the 5th army retaining its team title rests now on seven amateurs and three professionals. While the North Africa team of French British and american fighters Are to heavy in the professional classes placing men in All but the Light heavyweight department. The two teams clash directly in Only three bouts. The Adriatic team has placed four men in each class and Are thus in a Good position to do the giant killing. With such men As Cerdan. Kou or and Pons the North africans have been installed As the favourites by ringside bettors. A for the statistically minded of to Lvi finalists 19 Are american seven Are frenchmen and six Are British. Ten of the americans Are negroes Here is How the finalists stack up Amateur flyweight air Mechanic Jacobus Van Der Klashorst a is Driver to Gallagher 5th. Klashorst a South african from the Transvaal had to fight Only once to reach the finals he decision Ned the North african Arab Abdelkader Zig Oumi and Arab scrappers Are always hard to beat. Driver Joe Gallagher the Only britishers with the 5th army teem. Uncorked the most deadly kit of the tournament with All of Bis too pounds behind a left Hook that cold cocked his first round opponent. Cpl. Albert heaven. Bantam sapper Hen a Johnson it Nav is Cpl. Melvin pm Len 5th Johnson a 24-year-old londoner. In shown an aggressive clean Cut a in out pointing his two Oppon a real ring thriller St enc i a in to in \ f a a i Sun v a ii the i not Athar Marine Ronald Burr a it is t-4 Arthur Attleson cd it. 21-y"ar-old Burr is Well known ing also reached the finals last Runov at Algiers when he was outed by pfc. Carl Palombo. E wounded in action. The 21-r-old Royal Marine fought twice tournament Wintling once in Vively Anet the lost time looking too trim. He will give two pounds to Attleson. A 24-year-old c in Bat Engineer from Verndale. Minn., who out pointed one rival to fear the finals a so weight pvt. Victor Gidaro <5it is pvt. Willie Thomas a a. To fight results Frio a afternoon amateurs lightweight a pvt. Willie Thomas a pointed pvt. Robert Ewing a ter weight a Lac Tommy my a in. A won by default from add Rehin Bel Hatch Naz. A a weight a pvt. Manuel Flores Quot Ippoli ted pfc. Vernon Frease in i lieu eight a Sailor Addamaine Ika Dei Naz out pointed pvt of Amato 8th. Professionals Gidaro of the medical detachment with the 1st armoured division looked very Good in his Semi final fray delivering the Only to to the stomach seen during the 72 tourney bouts. Welterweight Lac Tommy Mcgovern a is. Pfc. Manuel Flores 5th. Mcgovern is a British army Champ in the lightweight class and in this tourney fought Well twice. From London he is one of two fighters with the Raf. Flores is a wheezing energetic rough and Tumble protege of Cisneross. His Home is in los Angeles. Middleweight pvt. Junius Woods to is Sailor Abdelkader Addamaine Naz. Woods is a Buffalo n. Y., fighter with a Good Amateur record. Light heavyweight Cpl. Leroy Jeffrey 5th is. Sgt. A. Labrecque cd. The six foot three 29-year-old, balding Jeffrey looks like a preacher and is actually a 92nd my All of which has nothing to do with the Wallop he packs in his lanky lean Frame. Heavyweight Cpl. Jim Mcdonald a is Cpl. Mike Zampini <5th. The 24-year-old Mcdonald from East St. Louis has been tagged the Quot Best ring Amateur to show in this tourney on the basis of just one fight in which he exhibited a bag full of professional touches. Zampini of Painesville Ohio has a 12-Pound weight advantage and that a about All. Professional flyweight pvt. Rabah hed Roug a it is t-5 John Ferrara azi. Hed Roug was former Amateur Fly Champ of France enough said. He fought once. Philadelphia a Ferrara Drew a Bye right into the finals. Bantam pvt. Richard Romero a 5th is pvt. Sliman Hamouri a. They were the Only two entrants in this class and so had the week off. Romero is with the 6th armoured infantry and lives in san Francisco. Feather a Cpl. Johnny Boom a is gunner Rene Pons a Boom a londoner has been booming along with one to and a clean Cut decision and has been one of the Best britishers to show. Lightweight pvt. Cheriff Maamar a is pvt. Milton Glass a. The 24-year-old Maamar went to the finals last year and after a narrow squeak in the first round of this year s bouts had things his own Way. Glass is a smiling Moon faced fighter with plenty of Confidence and a Good Amateur and professional record to Back it up. He is 21 and from Akron. Ohio. Welterweight pvt. Omar Koudrin is t-5 Joseph Dimartino cd. Now that Koudrin has successfully overcome Cisneros the Man who Defeated him in the february tournament the French fans Are hailing him As King As Well they might. Middleweight Sailor Marcel Cerdan a St sgt. Ralph Burnley it a. The Fame of Cerdan a european Champ is Well known Ana the fact that he is Light for his class a Only 152 pounds does no to seem to make any difference. Burnley is a coloured fighter from Philadelphia he dealt out a lot of punishment in his first go Here. Light heavyweight pfc. Al bar Low cd is pvt. Ezzard Charles 5th. An All negro bout this with Charles the better known of the two having boxed Crany main features in Cincinnati his Home and in Pittsburgh. Heavyweight Chi. Henry Jones a is. Sgt. Andrew Roy 5th another All coloured finale with Jones hailing from Detroit and Rov from Charleston w. A. Roy met so Little opposition in his one appearance that it is hard to Tell just How Good he really is. His record is impressive of Only due to the fact that was the verdict of a capacity crowd at the Brancaccio theater thursday night when North africans pvt. Omar Koudrin left out pointed the 5tli army a pfc. Larry Cisneros in a pro welterweight Duel. Here the two battlers go at it Hammer and tongs in a typical action shot from the bout Between the Nasbah Clouter and Lar Rupino Larry. Staff photo by sgt. Grayson b Tewksbury aah colonel defends sports for u. S. Gas new York. Dec. 15 ans a athletic activity for service men in the Continental limits of the u. S. Was staunchly defended yesterday by col. Donald Storck of the second air Force who told the football writers association that 19 men on the second aah super bombers had seen overseas service and seven of them had been wounded. A a there has been some questioning by the uninformed about these athletes Quot said col. Storck former Rutgers and West Point athlete. Quot in addition to those who have been in Many engagements abroad we have sent another score into combat in the last Vear and of course we expect others will be called in the Storck called attention to the army a Rule limiting service men to two years of sports activities that Rule he said will cause the super bombers to lose Glenn Dobbs their All America passer from next years team. Accepts program Atlantic City. N. A. Dec. 15 ans the aau concluded its 56th annual convention Here yesterday by accepting a seven Point National physical fitness program which will be offered to schools and colleges throughout the country. The aau also Ndon ted 37 of 49 National records offered for approval. Today s card afternoon bouts finals amateurs flyweight a Der. Joe Gallagher 5th, is. Am Jacobus Van Der Klas horse a. Lightweight a pvt. Vie Gidaro. 5th, is pvt. Wiliie Thomas a. Middleweight a pvt. Junius Woods. To is Sailor Adduci in Abdelkader Naz. Professionals flyweight a pvt Rabah he drough Naz is. R-5 John Ferrara a. Bantamweight a pvt. Richard Romero. 5th, is. Pvt. Sliman Hamouri Naz. Featherweight Al Cpl. Johnny Boom. A is. Gnu. Reno Pons. Naz Light heavyweight a pfc. Adolph Barlow cd is. Pvt Erhard Charles. 5th. 5th. Heavyweight a sgt. Andrew Roy 5lh, is. Cpl Henry Jones. Naz. Night bouts Fin ai.5 amateurs bantamweight a Cpl. Melvin Pullen 5th. Is. Apr Henry Johnson. Naz. Featherweight a Marine Ronald Burr to is. T-4 Arthur Attleson. Cd. Welterweight a pvt. Manuel Flores. 5th, is. Lac Tommy Mcgovern a Light heavyweight a Cpl. Leroy Jeffrey. 5th, is sgt a. Labrecque cd heavyweight a Cpl. Jim Macdonald a is. Cpl Mike Zampini. 5th. Professionals lightweight a pvt. Milton Glass a is. Pvt Che rift Maamar Naz welterweight a pvt Omar Koudrin. Naz is. T-5 Joe Dimartino. Cd middleweight a Sailor Marcel Cerdan Naz St sgt Ralph Burnley. A boxing tickets for Gas May be obtained at the enlisted menus red Cross club and Tho u s army rest Center Owen gels credit for having giants in pro Grid playoff new York dec. 15 ans a tile outstanding coach Job of the 1944 football season was turned in by Steve Owen the round Man from Oklahoma who imparts Gridiron Wisdom to the giants. They won the Eastern division title last week and will attempt to grab the league championship sunday at the Polo grounds in a game against the packers who took the Western Bunting. When the season started Owen had a group of Ordinary ballplayers and their first taste of Competition was an a w e s o in e drubbing by Frankie Sinkwich and company at Detroit in an exhibition game. Owen was discouraged but Felt that he had enough left to give the rest of the league some trouble be recalled two ancient gaffers to Tho game and although Tho creaking of Bones was audible All season. Amie Herber managed to throw his share of touchdown passes and Ken Strong produced his quota of extra Points and Field goals. Owen also grabbed Len Calligaro. Whom lie had seen Only once As a Wisconsin substitute when Calligaro a name had come up on Green Bay a waiver list. Calligaro has proved to to one of the Best blocking barks in the league with a Little tutoring from Stout Steve. Of course. Owen was greatly heartened by the return of Ward Curf and Mel heir to the lineup shortly after the season started but what won for the giants was undoubtedly Steve s coaching. Owen s tutoring helped Rookie Howard Livingston to Stop the Ereat Dun Hutson cold in an Early season game and giant fans Are a hoping for a repeat performance sunday. Giants Bill Paschal wins pro ground gaining title new York. Dee. 15 ans Bill Paschal maritime service warrant officer has found time to win the National football league ground gaining championship for the second straight year. Bullet Bill gained 682 Yards in 179 attempts this season. Len Younce giant guard has gathered in the punting can Upton hip with an average of 41.1 Yards Oer Kirk in 42 tries Washington has the Ace passer of the league in Frankie fib Hock whose 78 completions in 132 attempts gained 1.107 Yards next it Sid Luck Man of the bears with 71 out of 143 for 1.018 Yards. Chison get pair Chicago dec 15 ans rho White sox have traded infielder Skeeter Webb to Detroit for Joe Orengo and have swapped outfielder Eddie Cornett to Cleveland for Oris Hockett. There was no Cash involved in either Deal. No pvt Cheriff Moa Mai that he worked under Jack Black Point cd pvt Murray Cain bum the train to Joe Louis. Jones a was also an easy Winner up to now i boxing fans Shu arguing about thursday nights Cisneros Koudrin go by a staff correspondent i French pro middleweight favorite Long after the second Allied method of ending hostilities boxing championships Are Over fight fans will argue the respective merits of pfc. Larry Cisneros of the 5th army and pvt. Omar Koudrin of the French forces. They tangled once again on thursday night and the three rounds were just As Savage fierce and indecisive As their title bout last february in the first Allied boxing championships. There was however one difference a big one this time Koudrin got the judges i of last time Cisneros had it Koudrin a Semi finals Victory coupled with that of his famous stablemate Sailor Marcel Cerdan gave the North african zones two almost sure winners in the saturday finals. Cerdan had his troubles with pvt. Floyd Gibson but there was never much doubt that he Rould out Point the big tyrrhenian negro. The question was could he Knock Gibson out. The to route bunt the a there was a lot of Money being wagered on the Milford. Ohio lad staying the three rounds and Gibson did not disappoint his ers. By out boxing the French Champ in the first Canto and by taking a lot of punishment in Tbs a second and giving More Buck in the third he stayed in there to earn the tribute of an overflowing House in besting a first class opt monent a Gibson had a professional record of 29 wins one draw and one loss Cerdan showed that he could slue with the Best of them and with those flying lefts and rights Hurt even the toughest Man. Out belched by eight pounds and out Reacher the fiery Frenchman still proved himself equal to the Job. And i Man to be watched in the postwar ring providing the War does t last too much longer Cerdan is a Spring Chicken with his Ace somewhat of a mystery the Best opinion puking him around 28. There was a lot More Money timing Laid on the outcome of the Sisneras Koudrin scrap. The to Angeles lad a member of the 1st a Mored division s 6th infantry immediately attacked and closed for his favorite kind of fighting close in Koudrin was not reluctant bout this Type of rough May. And it was Savage and fast from then on. Koudrin emerged from the first round with a slight Cut Over his. Fight Eye. The second round saw More of the same with Koudrin scoring slightly More often. The third round would decide and both men sensing it. Hammered away with hardly a break from their close in position. The Roar of the crowd the sound of leather on flesh and Bone and the Grunt of the fighters filled the theater. Then came the breathless moment before the decision Koudrin Cisneros after an unbelieving Grimace amhed Over to congratulate his opponent. But his handlers and manager a Vert not convinced. They appealed to the jury of appeals but nothing came out of their heated arguments. Ringside were about evenly divided Ever the correctness of the decision

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