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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 15, 1982, Tokyo, JapanMonday november 15, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes sports 25 Pryor spoils Arguello s record bid Miami Fla. A firework were set off at the Orange bowl just before the main event then quickly were erased from mind by a display of heart and skill performed Baaron Pryor and Alexis Arguello. Pryor thirsting for recognition Asa great fighter and Arguello Bent on becoming the first Man to win four world titles fought with Fero City skill and heart Friday it was Over Many in a crowd of 23,800 were Limp from the excitement and Arguello was stretched unconscious on the the end of 13 rounds filled with brawling and boxing. An courage. Judge Ken Morita of Japan had Arguello leading 127-125 5-3, with five even in rounds. But referee Stanley Christodoulo of South Africa and judge Ove Oveson each favored Pryor 127-124 6-3-4in rounds. I was in control i Felt i was in control of the figh tall along said the 26-year-old Pryor who retained his world boxing association Junior welterweight the 14th he took total control. Early in the round the 5-foot-6pryor caught the s-91/ Arguello with a Savage right to the jaw quickly followed by a left. The world boxing Council lightweight Champion Andone of six men to win titles in three weight classes staggered across Thering to the ropes. Pryor called the Hawk likes to shout what time is it and have his entourage Bellow it s it was Hawk pounced trapping Arguello against the ropes and smashing a least 14 blows to the head before Christodulou jumped in and stopped it at 1 07 of the 14th round. As Christodulou pulled Pryor away Arguello slumped unconscious to the Canvas where he lie on Misback blood running from an ugly Cut above his left s handlers and a doctor jumped into the ring and administered Aid for several minutes before Arguello could walk from the ring with help. The native of Nicaragua who lives in nearby King s Bay left to a thunderous ovation from a crowd that was heavily latin american. Emotionally drained Arguello passed up a news Confer ence because he was emotionally drained according to an s handlers decided he should go to a Hospital and it was announced that he had. But Bill Miller an adviser said earlier saturday morning that instead Arguello had gone Home where he had been attended to by his physician. Before the fight Pryor had said i Hope after this fight the boxing world will recognize my Talent and with his Arm around Aaron Pryor the ref signals the end of the title bout. Ability As a great Champion 31-0,with 29 knockouts. And i be got to prove proved himself. With boxing As Well As the first Pryor who weighed the class limit of 140 pounds Hur Arguello iss1/ 3/� pounds More than the lightweight limit with five punch flurry to the head and with a seven punch barrage to the head. But Arguello showed the poised helped in 80 previous fights of which he had won 76, lost 4 an scored 62 knockouts. He won 19 straight championship fights unbecoming the Aba featherweight and wac Junior lightweight an lightweight Champion. Pryor kept the pressure on in the first five rounds then in the Middle rounds began boxing and using his left Jab effectively. Had to prove myself i Felt i had to prove to myself that i can Box against a fighter who can counterpunch and is a tru Champion said Pryor. He showed me there Are fighters with hearts a big As mine when he weathered the storm in the first five started picking me apart in the Middle rounds like i thought he would. Then i stormed him for most of the fight Pryor threw the most punches but Arguello s blows seemed sharper and rocked Pryor several times but could not put him stung me several times but he never stung me and made rethink it was Over said Pryor who had won six of his previous title fights by knockout but had been knocked Down in the first round i three of them. It looked As if Pryor might go inthe Lith round when he was Hurt by a right to the head and left to the body just before the Bell. Then Pryor who had been into the12th round Only once before stepped up the pressure in the 12th and held his own in the 13th, although he was staggered by a right late in the round. A controversy most big fights Are touched by controversy and so was this one. A spokesman for Home Box office the Cable company that televised the fight said Between the 13th and 14throunds Panama Lewis Pryor s Trainer could be heard saying to another Don t give me that one bottle give me the one with the special mix i made denied saying it and said the bottles contained Only knockout was the 24th straight for Pryor who now surely will get the recognition As a fighter he has sought for so the fight Pryor had talked about fighting fellow ohioan Ray Boom Boom Mancini of Youngstown the Aba lightweight Champi on. Arguello remains the wac Light weight Champion and perhaps he will fight Mancini who he has beaten once in a lightweight title unification match. Perhaps he will decide to close his illustrious career. If Arguello loses he s still Champion Pryor had said. After this i la either be working for million or $4.95 an Duran a Winner Many minutes after Pryor had gained new respect and Arguello had lost none and with most of the fans gone Roberto Duran fought. The former lightweight and we welterweight Champion ended a two fight losing Streak by scoring a10-round Junior middleweight Deci Sion Over Jimmy Batten of had been out pointed by Wilfred Benitez in a bid for the we super welterweight title Jan. 30. And Duran had been upset on a 10-Rounddecision by Kirkland Laing in Detroit sept. 4.Duran is fighting for still another title shot hopefully against Dave Moore the Aba Junior Middle weight 31-year-old Duran of Panama who weighed 157, now has a 74-4record with 55 knockouts. Batten 27, the former British middleweight Champion who now lives in Chicago weighed 155y4 in losing for the eight time against 34 victories. Disputed Call launches another Mcenroe tirade Wembley England a John Mcenroe reached the final of the Benson and Hedges Tennis tournament for the fifth straight Yea saturday had More arguments with linesmen and put up a plan for better line had some Stormy exchanges with the Umpire in the course of defeating Steve denton6-1,6-4 at Wembley Arena. Come on pal Mcenroe said after on disputed Call. What planet do you think you re on a crowd of 7,000 laughed at Mcenroe s comments but he took the situation seriously. Retold the Umpire on another occasion that s six bad Calls you be missed in five games. The people think it s fun but we think it s later Mcenroe whose Tennis tiffs have earned him the nickname super brat said umpires should seek second had linesmen All round the court for this match Mcenroe said. There were a lot of mistakes More than usual. If the Linesman at one end of the line gets i wrong Why not ask the Linesman at the other end ask As Many people As possible. Then there might be More Mcenroe was chided by the 7,000 fans who knew him from past years. He won the title three years running but lost to Jimmy Connors in Las year s final after Stormy scenes in which he collected warnings and penalty Points. Connors did not compete this year. Mcenroe play the game a Man shouted after one argument. Mcenroe waved his Racket and played on. Whenever looked in any danger of losing. It was Mcenroe s third Victory in four encounters with Denton who beat him on a Cement court at Cincinnati this year. In the other semifinal Brian Gottfried wore Down Vince Van Patten 7-5, 6-1. The first set lasted ll/2 hours and there were12 deuces in the fifth game. But once Gottfried had gained his first breakthrough at 7-5, Patten same lost its steadiness. Mcenroe and Gottfried were scheduled to Meetin sunday s final for a first prize of $38,000

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