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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 15, 1967, Tokyo, Japan1st Orient defense Fuji knocks out Penalosa Tokyo a Orient Junior welterweight Takeshi Paul Fuji of Japan successfully defended his Crown for the first time monday night knocking out Carl Penalosa of the Philippines in 2 37 of the second round Fuji a former . Marine from Hawaii spent the first round of the scheduled 12-Rottnder feeling out his aggressive opponent who succeeded in Landing several Sharp jabs to the Champion s face in the second round the 26 year old Fuji stalked his opponent for the opening seconds before unleashing a barrage of lefts an rights. One left knocked out Penalosa a mouthpiece before a hard right sent him to the Penalosa stood up Glassy eyed on wobbly legs american referee Nick Pope counted him. Fuji entered the ring a firm favorite to retain the title he won last september when he dethroned Rocky Alarde of the Philippines. The fight held before 4,000 Fansin Tokyo s Ohta Ward gymnasium was considered As a warm up for Fuji s March 15 fight against world Junior welterweight Champion Saidro Lopopolo of Italy in has said he Hopes to beat the italian and capture the world Crown. Both Fuji and Penalosa weighed140 p o u n d a the welterweight limit. .-.-. Earlier monday penal Sahad to do a series of brisk exercises and sprints around the gymnasium to shed three quarters of a Pound to make the weight limit Fuji unmarked and smiling told newsmen in his dressing room his pre fight plans were to try for a knockout round. Before the third Penalosa surprised me in the first round with his Good jabs said Fuji. He s a smart fighter with plenty of. interviewed in his dressing room after the fight a dejected Penalosa referee s fight. In the. Philippines if i was standing and i was standing a the referee would have permitted the fight to continue he said.1 i would like to fight Fuji again complained about decision to Stop the the even if i am not offered a can tackle him.". There was no immediate in Tokyo up world Fly. Weight Champion Horacio Acca Val Lowas introduced in the ring before the Paul Fuji Carl Pena Losa fight Here monday night. Accavallo said through an interpreter that he was very impressed with Fuji s punching ability and believed Fuji could become a world Champion. Formation on the purse for either of the fighters. The 28 year old filipino acknowledged that. Fuji was a hard puncher. But he said he did not believe. Fuji was material for world Champion. He can t be a world Champion because he does not think when he boxes said Penalosa. Fuji who now lives in Japan has had 27 professional fights including monday night s has won 2.5 of them and lost entered the ring As the sixth ranked challenger i standings compiled by the Orient boxing federation. His defeat i expected to drop him in the stand Ings. V for the filipino it was his 16thdefeat in 70 fights. He has won 45 arid drawn nine. 1. 4, compiled from wire service Tokyo unimpressed by Tokyo s record snowfall world flyweight boxing Champion Horacio accavallo Wen through four rounds of sparring monday and declared he was in shape for his 10-round bout against japanese challenger Kiyoshi Tanabe. Tit Illi _ .�1-.l 1 with the fight just a week off accavallo s manager Hector Vaccari said the Champion would taper off entraining from now on. Meanwhile accavallo receive Dan informal proposal for a 10 round match from japanese Boxe katsuyoshi Takayama who battled accavallo for the title i Tokyo last year. Accavallo won i v f Lopopolo Fuji go confirmed Milan Italy a world Junior welterweight boxing Cham Pion Sandro Lopopolo of ital will defend his title against take Shi Paul Fuji of Hawaii in Tokyo March 15 Lopopolo s manager Steve Klaus said Here monday. Klaus said he received a Cable from promoter Sani Ichinose con firming these conditions for Lopo Polo a tax free purse of $50,000, travel expenses for four people the inclusion of italian lightweight carmelo Coscia in a bout on the same Tokyo card. The referee will be Frankie Carter of Sanfrancisco. There will also be an italian judge Piero Pini arid japanese judge. The Winner is to put the title a stake against Napoles within 60 Days of the fight in Tokyo. Grin and Bear it by Light made o Fortune recording protest songs so now he s protesting his income tax by a decision. Takayama made the offer whence paid a Courtesy Call on Acca Vallo at the Argentine s hotel. Takayama of course would like to meet accavallo again Vaccari said but it is not serious proposition at this since their title match Taka Yama has faded in the world standings. Accavallo has promised a tit Lego to Tanabe if the japanese clearly wins next monday three Day Tokyo Snow Fri Day through sunday plus freezing weather monday kept accavallo from doing Road work the Pas four Days. But this does t worry us Vaccari said. Accavallo is in Good condition and gym workouts will take care of him. Cold and Snow Don to bother accavallo won the world Fly weight title last March in Tokyo when he out pointed Takayama in a 15-round Aba had taken the Fly weight title away from Salvadore Burroni of Italy in november 1965, on grounds that he a d re fused to defend against Hiroyuki Ebihara the then no. 1 . The Aba set up the title Bou Between Ebihara and accavallo the then no. 2 fight was scheduled for feb. I 1966, in Tokyo but Ebi Hara injured his hand while train ing and Takayama the then no. 3contender, was selected As Ebi Hara s substitute. Accavallo out pointed Takayama March 1, 1966, and thereby was declared the Fly weight Champion. Tanabe has won 20 bouts arid has had one draw since he turned professional after winning the Bronze medal in. The flyweight class in the 1960 Rome olympic games. Vaccari accavallo s manager has said since his arrival in Tokyo Early this month that Tanabe currently the world boxing Assn s no. 2 flyweight contender will be Given a crack at accavallo s title if he wins a Clear Cut Victory Over the Champion next monday night. He said such a title bout match would be held in Buenos Aires not in Japan. Item 7-California Angels by Sandy Padwe newspaper Enterprise Assn pitching Lew Burdette 7-2jack Sanford 13-7 stole extra year from the clock in 1966. Lew is 40, Jack 38. Whether they repeat it vital question for Angels. Fred Newman 4-7 had Arm problems in 66, Marcelino Lope 7-14 slumped. To years before they were among Al s most promising Young Stea. George Brunet 13-13 Frad Best year in majors lefty Clyde Wright 4-7 showed Promise. Minnie Rojas 7-4pete Cimino 2-5, 2.91 Era Burdette the bullpen Crew. Nick Willhite former dodger gets shot at starting Job. Jim crates getting last major league Chance. Rating cd. Infield Don Mincher obtained in Trade with twins adds Power at first base. Bobby Knoop second base Jim Fregosi shortstop established double play combo. Knoop hit 17 or had 70 rib last year but hit just .232. Paul school .244 hitter at third base. Infield reserves will come from Rookie corps. Rating a Outfield Rick Reichurdt .288 16 or had fantastic Start last year then missed last half of season due to kidney operation. Rick says he feels Fine now. Jose Cardenal adds Speed .276 batting average. Jimmie Hall former twin brings Long Ball threat to Anaheim. Hit 20 or for twins last year. Rating a. C a t c h i n a switch hitter Bob Rodgers .236 has never played up to potential. Even so he s still one of league s finest catchers. Could be one of game s Best if he raises his batting average. Tom Satriano .239 his backup. Young Tom Egan hoping for a Chance. Rating a. Impressed in half year with club last formerly with giants a capable Pinch majors had some Good years in no. De hit Only .192 last year. All Are lefty Don Wallace a Rookie May be infield Rick Reichardt Bench outfielder Joy Johnstone season hitting .264. Len Gabrielson hitter. Al Spangier bouncing Back to Kirkpatrick still trying to make it. Swingers. Angels need some balance sub. Rating cd summary Angels went for Power when they traded Dean Chance to twins for Mincher Hall. It s the old question. Can Power offset Lack of pitching too Many questions about Angel pitching. Can Burdette Sanford repeat is Newman healthy prediction far from a Vintage year 7th, Harada plans next title bout in Japan Tokyo up world Bantam weight Champion fighting Harada will make his next title defense in Japan in late june his Man Ager Takeshi Sakazaki said. Sakazaki made the statement when asked about from Mexico City which said mexican boxing promoter Pablo Ochoa is offering $50,000 to Harada to meet Jesus Pimentel in a title bout in Mexico City. We have not been approached by Ochoa but will reject it when the offer is made Sakazaki said. Harada will make his next title defense late in june in said the challenger will be selected from the first six ranking contenders in the world boxing Assn s ratings because in his second and third title de lenses Harada fought the top ranking Aba contenders. Pimentel is the top Bantam weight contender in the Aba s latest ratings. Sakazaki recalled that he handsome bitter experiences with Harry Kabakoff Pimentel s Man Ager. He said that he took har Adato los Angeles twice before he was world bantamweight Champi on for Noii title 10-round bouts with Pimentel. But on each occasion the bouts were not held be cause Pimentel said he was Notin proper physical condition. Harada fought key Asis of the Philippines As a substitute for Pimentel in los Angeles on Biily 6, 1964, and won a Clear Cut 10-round decision. Harada. Wrested the world bantamweight title from Eder Jofre of Brazil in Nagoya Japan inlay 1965, with a split decision. He made his first title defens with a unanimous decision Over Alan Rudkin then the no. 4 we contender in november 1965, in Tokyo. He made his second title defense with a unanimous Deci Sion Over Jofre the Aba s to contender in Tokyo in May last year. He defended his title successfully for the third time with a unanimous decision Over mexi co s Jose Medel the top Aba contender on Jan. 3 i Nagoya. I have nobody in mind a present for Harada s next Chal Lenger. Sakazaki said. Rouse Kos Russell in 10 Missoula Mont. A Roger Rouse of Anaconda Mont., top ranked . Light heavyweight contender knocked out heavy weight Dave Russell of new Yor City at 2 55 of the 10th round sat urday night before an estimate crowd of 4,000. Rouse thus improved his chances for a title shot with Cham Pion Dick now has won his last 11 fights and owns a record of 34-4-2. Pacific stars & stripes 21wednesday, feb. 15, 1967

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