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Tuesday, February 17, 1970



rage Seven






five -round


NEW YORK ( -- Joe Fra-
zier dropped Jimmy Ellis twice
and stopped him in the fifth
round last night to win the
undisputed world heavyweight1
boxing championship - un-
less Cassius Clay comes back.
The end came with Ellis, the
World Boxing Association cham-
pion, sitting in his corner after
taking a savage beating f' r o m
Frazier inthegshowdown battle
for the world title.
As the bell rang for the fifth
round it went into the books as
a fifth round knockout.
Ellis, an underdog at odds from
6-1 to 4-1, landed his right hand
punches early but Frazier kept.
marching through and banging
away with both hands to the head
and body. The bout almost ended
in the fourth with Ellis flat on his
back and the count up to five
when the bell sounded. Referee
Tony Perez continued his count
under New York rules and it
reached nine before a dazed Ellis
was able to get off the deck and
wander to his corner.
Frazier, 205, came out smoking
as he always does, ran through
the fire of Ellis' bid for an early
knockout and then just climbed
all over him with constant pres-
sure in the old Hammerin' Henry
Armstrong style.
Ellis, heaviest in his career at
201 pounds, was holding on f o r
dear life in the third while Fraz-
ier punished him with that solid
left hook to the head and body.
Still, Ellis fought his way out of
his corner in one last spurt at the
end of the third.
The fourth was all Frazier as the
stocky Philadelphia slugger grunt-
ing with every punch drove his
man around the ring.
"I've tried to be the best fight-

er in the world," Frazier said af-
"I think in a year or two, I
might turn it in and find some-
thing else to do."
He said Ellis' fast start in the
first round "didn't bother me at
all because I hit him with a jab
and I knew he couldn't standaup."
Frazier talked to Ellis several
times in the ring. What did he
"I told him, 'You can't hit, sis-
sy; I took your best right hand.
You ain't got nothing.' "
A near sellout crowd of 18,000
that paid about $600,000 roared
while Frazier swarmed all over the
Louisville boxer and pinned him
in his own corner to absorb heavy
Ellis finally went down from a
left-right combination and the ef-
fects of the steady barrage by the
relentless Frazier. He barely got
up at nine.
Sensing the kill, Frazier came at
him again with both guns smok-
ing. A left hook to the head drop-
ped Ellis flat on his back. As
referee Perez got up to five in
the count the bell rang. He contin-
ued to nine and Ellis just barely
did get up.
If Clay, who had picked Ellis, his
old sparring partner to win, de-
cides to come back despite his
statements to the contrary, he may
well have all he wants in Frazier,
the 26-year-old Olympic champ of,

1 1964 who now has won all of his
25 pro fights.
This was his 22nd knockout and DOWN ROUTE 23:
his fifth successful defense of the
six-state title he won by beating
Buster Mathis in 1968.
Ellis, beaten five times as a C ou iu e"
middleweight early in his career,
had won 12 in a row as a heavy-
nd had been down o oeBy PHIL HERTZ but without
a middleweight scrap with Rubin Several years ago Cincinnati had earlier.
Carter. ~ Red pitcher Jim Brosnan chron- Were no
In addition to the big crowd in icled the trials and tribulations of ers and it's
Madison Square Garden, many the failures of his ball club in the up. The bi
more watched at some 120 loca- best seller, The Long Season. The try to get a
tions on closed circuit television same title is becoming more and as we can."
and also live television beamed to more applicable to an account of The Mich
foreign nations. the 1969-1970 Wolverine basket- td, "The sc
Ellis scored with a jab and right ball season. We playeda
to the head to open the fourth Coach Johnny Orr's Michigan the conferee
round. Frazier came in with a basketball quintet, whose 84-74 Of course,"Y
right uppercut, backed Ellis into loss to Wisconsin Saturday was a couple of
a corner and scored with two good its seventh in nine starts and the Purdue
lefts to the body. Ellis was hav- eleventh in 18 games, face their hyave beenc
ing trouble keeping Frazier away. next potential disaster tonight at In theI
Ellis scored with a left to the x8 ptm. when it travels down Route injuries to g
head and Frazier countered with 23 . 'to d ba es ith t T and Ford ha
a right. Ellis began moving away Rockets verine attac
and jabbing but Frazier sudden- . Wolveriness
ly hurt him with a left hook to the . The non-conference will be tele- night's clas
head and lead to the jaw. vised live in Ann Arbor on Chan- All has n
The bell rang at 5 and Ellis rose nel 24. Rockets this
at 9. Under New York rules the The Maize-and-Blue are expect- rently 3-5i
count continues after the bell. ed to send the same starting five conferencea
But Ellis was unable to answer the of Dan Fife, Mark Henry, Rod the recordv
bell for the fifth round and Frazier Ford, Bird Carter, and Rudy Tom- better ift
was credited with a fifth-round janovich into the contest at To- scorer early
knockout. ledo, but there are changes of a Shay, hadr
Each fighter had been guaran- different nature in the offing. In games after
teed $150,000 against 30 per cent the loss to Wisconsin, Michigan astically in
of all the receipts, including the utilized a zone defense for the utilization r
TV extras, but it appeared they first time this season in an at- In its most r
would each wind up with at least tempt to change their losing ways. ets dealt D
$300,000. Or said yesterday that he "very but lost to K
Idle for 17 months since defend- definitely" contemplates continued Aside fro
ing his W.B.A. title successfully use of the new defense, scorer for T
on a disputed decision over Floyd Orr also commented that the Murnen, a1
Patterson in Sweden, Sept. 14,a
o i. Wolverines "might be pressing a
1968. Ellis simply was in over his little bit," and added, "We're not
head against this stiff, non-stop playing with the great enthusiasm }
puncher who scorned boxing skill that we had early in the season.
and went right to the heart of I Against Wisconsin we played hard,
the matter. . ______ Notre Dame


!facI e
t the same desire we
at playing the contend-
hard to get the team
ggest thing now is to
s high in the standings
igan mentor complain-
hedule was very bad.
all the tough teams in
nce early in the season.
he added, "if we'd won
those close ones, like
game here, it might
a different story."
last couple of games,
guard Rick Bloodworth
ave hampered the Wol-
k, but Orr insists the
are "all set" for to-
,h with Toledo.
ot been roses for the
s year. Toledo is cur-
in the Mid-American
and 13-7 over all, but
would be considerably
the Rockets leading
in the season, Steve
not been used in two
he had become schol-
neligible. The illegal
esulted in two forfeits.
recent games the Rock-'
etroit a 74-71 defeat,
Kent State, 61-58.
m Shay the leading
Toledo has been Mike
6-3 forward. Murnen
115, Tulane 80

T jo le do
has been averaging in the vicinity
of 16 points a game.
The other starters for the Rock-
ets are Tim Harman, a 6-3 guard,
Larry Smith, a 6-2 guard, Bill
Chapman, a 6-5 forward, and
Doug Hess, a 7-0 center.
.Hess, a 225-pound junior from
East Detroit, could present a con-
siderable roadblock for Michigan.
He is averaging in double figures
in scoring and has been pulling off
nearly 16 rebounds a contest.
Toledo Coach Bob Nichols has
been pleased with the big center's
work. After a recent contest, in
which Hess guarded St. Bonaven.
ture all-American, Bob Lanier,
Nichols said, "He frustrated La-
nier at times. I though he did a
good job considering he was plPy-
ing an all-American." Lanier him-
self complimented Hess com-
menting, "He played a good game
against us. He's improved a lot
Orr said of Hess: "Offensively
he's not so much of a threat, but
he's a real good defensive player."
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--Associated Press
REFEREE TONY PEREZ orders Frazier to a neutral corner after
he dropped Ellis to the canvas for the first time in last night's

' Anybody seen Denny McLain?

Kentucky 116, Georgia 86
Tennessee 72, Florida 61,
Kansas State 63, Missouri 60
Morehead 97, Murry 93
Oklahoma State 72, Iowa State 62
Oklahoma 84, Colorado 77
Dayton 83, Loyola 73
Louisiana State 70, Auburn 64
Vanderbilt 101, Alabama 79
Holy Cross 84, Boston U. 80
Central Missouri 66, Washington
University 65

DETROIT (M)-Where is Denny
In Lakeland, Fla., where the
Detroit Tigers open spring train-
ing Friday?
At his home in the Detroit
suburb of Birmingham?
In New York to speak with
b a s e b a 11 commissioner Bowie
Newsmen have been unable to
reach the star Tiger pitcher since
Friday in New York when he met
with Kuhn to discuss the 25-year-
old righthander's involvement in
"off the field activities."
"I have no idea where they are.
They're supposed to be in Lakeland
but beyond that all I know is
what I read in the newspapers,"
said a woman who answered the
telephone at the McLain house
"My husband and I are friends
of the McLains and we are stay-
ing at their house while they're
away," she said.
Earlier an officer from the
Southfield District Court went to
the house in connection with a
hearing set for yesterday concern-
ing alleged nonpayment of rent
on the home. He reported that no
one answered his knock and,
therefore, a subpoena was tacked
to the door ordering McLain to
appear in court Wednesday.
McLain had previously been or-I
dered to appear in circuit court
in Flint yesterday concerning a

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suit in which he and another man
were ordered to pay more than
$7,000 to Citizens Commercial &
Savings Bank.
Citizens Bank is suing McLain
and a suburban Farmington man,
Edwin K. Schober, claiming they
executed a promissory note for
$7,000 on July 26, 1968, for a loan
in that amount.
The bank filed an affidavit last
month declaring it had not re-
ceived the money. Baker then or-
dered McLain and Schober to
appear in court yesterday.
McLain, who won 55 games for

Detroit the past two seasons, has
had considerable publicity on var-
ious other financial troubles in
which he has become involved.
His salary is estimated to be
$90,000 a year from the Tigers but
McLain has said his income "from
all sources," referring to his many
business interests, is about $200,000
a year.
Ed Demetrak, McLain's former
business manager, says the pitch-
er talked to federal authorities
because their investigation "deals
with people Denny may have
He said McLain has done noth-
ing illegal.

-associatea ress
JIMMY ELLIS LIES FLAT ON HIS back after being knocked down by Joe Frazier for the second
time in the fourth round of last night's fight. Th e bell gave Ellis a temporary reprieve, but Frazier
was awarded a knockout when Ellis failed to come out at the start of the fifth round.

-- I

Lopez ends baseball career;
Iowa's Nagel, on way out?

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Professional Standings


By The Associated Press
0 CHICAGO-Al Lopez, who has been serving the Chicago White
Sox as a vice president in an advisory capacity, has relinquished his
ties with the club and retired from baseball, President John Allyn
said yesterday.
Allyn said that he received Lopez' decision from Tampa, Fla.,
home "with regret."
Lopez, 61, came to the White Sox as manager in 1957 after pilot-
ing Cleveland and winning a pennant there in 1954. His Sox won the
American League championship in 1959 for the first time since 1919.
Lopez' career as a major league manager showed, besides the
two pennants, 10 second-place finishes, and third, fourth and fifth
t IOWA CITY, Iowa-Iowa Athletic Director Forest Evashevski
yesterday called "false, one-sided and ridiculous" a copyrighted story
in the Des Moines Register reporting evidence of an Evashevski-
inspired plot to outst head football coach Ray Nagel.
Evashevski issued a statement along with ones by former assist-
ant coach Ted Lawrence and Samuel Fahr, chairman of the Board
in Control of Athletics.
"How a supposedly reputable newspaper can print a damaging
story based on unconfirmed conjecture by a mistaken young man is.
beyond my comprehension," the statement said.
* NEW YORK-Bob Beamon, whose magnificent Olympic vic-
tory amazed the world, said yesterday he would probably skip the
1972 Olympic Games for a shot at a professional basketball career.
"I'll compete in track until I get $250,000 from Phoenix," said
the long jump gold medalist of the 1968 Mexico Games.
MADISON, Wis. - John Powless, University of Wisconsin
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Eastern Division
W L Pet. GB
New York 51 13 .797 --
Milwaukee 44 20 .688 7
Baltimore 38 25 .603 12,
Philadelphia 32 32 .500 19
Cincinnati 29 38 .433 23y/
Boston 26 36 .419 24
Detroit 25 40 .385 26Y
Western Division
Atlanta 37 29 .561 -
Los Angeles 35 29 .547 1
Chicago 29 376 .439 8
Phoenix 29 37 A439 S
San Francisco 26 37 .13 9y
Seattle 26 37 .413 91,
San Diego 21 38 .356 12%
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 140, San Diego 109
Boston vs. San Francisco at Salt Lake
City, inc.
Today's Games
Loe Angeles at New York
Phoenix at Seattle

Eastern Division
W L Pct.
Indiana 44. 13 .772
Kentucky 30 24 .$56
C arolina 25 29 .463
New York 28 33 .450
/2 Pittsburgh 20 34 .370
Miami i5 42 .263
'/2 Western Division
New Orleans 30 23 .566
Denver 31 25 .554
Dallas 29 25 .537
Washington 30 18 .526
Los Angeles 25 31 .446
Sunday's Results
Washington 120, Indiana 111
Los Angeles 121, Kentucky 113
Yesterday's Results
New York 117,,Washington 114
Today's Games
New York vs. Carolina at Greens-
boro, N.C.
Dallas at New Orleans
Miami at Washington-







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