Tuesday, March 9, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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NEW YORK (M - Machine-
like Joe Frazier put on relent-
less pressure, knocked Mu-
hammad Ali down in the 15th
round and pounded out a un-
animous 15-round decision to
retain his world heavyweight
championship last night.
Frazier, who took control of
the fight in the 10th round,
sent Ali crashing to the canvas
with a thunderous left hook
in the 15th that ballooned
Ali's right cheek to a grotes-
It was all Ali could do to last
the round as his remarkable come-
back bid ended and Frazier gain-
ed universal recognition as t h a
world's premier fiahter.
Ali, going down to the first de-
feat of his professional career, had
come back to take the 14th round
with a flurry of head punches and
charged out in the 15th with a bid
to end it.
Then suddenly Frazier's hook
flashed and the sellout Madison
Square Garden crowd of more
than 19,500 on hand for the
world-wide televised fight went
into a frenzy.
Ali got up at four and t o o k
referee Arthur Mercante's manda-
tory eight count. Frazier landed
several solid body and head
punches as Ali reeled around the
ring until the bell ended the fight.
There was little doubt who the
Mercante voted for the unbeat- universal recognition from box-
en heavyweight king Frazier, ing's governing bodies by stop-
eight rounds to six with one even. ping Jimmy Ellis in five rounds in
Artie Aidala voted for Frazier 9-6 February, 1970.
and Bill Recht had the winner in But he needed to beat Ali, also
front 11-4. known as Cassius Clay, to attain
The Associated Press had Fraz- full recognition from the public.
ier the winner 9-5-1. He did it in decisive fashion.
Frazier's great exhibition of en- If the pattern of attack follow-
durance and his pressure punch- ed by the two fighters was w h a t
ing display was the high point of most observers expected, one thing
an unbeaten 27-fight pro career that happened was not expected.
It was Frazer who showed the
More sports, page 7 most confidence, confidence to the
point that he openly taunted Ali
which until this fight had always by dropping his hands to his sides
been overshadowed by the con- and laughing at the deposed
troversial Ali. champ in the fifth round.
For Ali, defeat foiled his bid to Frazier made no effort to win
become the second man in history the round.
- Floyd Patterson was the only Although the 27-year-old Fraz-
one - to win back the heavy- ier, who weighed 205%/2 pounds to
weight championship. 215 for Ali, and the 29-year-old
Ali, however, had maintained Ali were showing signs of weari-
that he still was champion. ness, the fight was close after nine
Ali lost the crown outside t h e rounds as Ali used his superior
ring when he was stripped of it reach to spear the ever incoming
because of his conviction for re- Frazier.
drove him to the ropes with two
more lefts and a right to the body
and had him staggering around
Ali was clearly in trouble as he
tottered to his corner at the end of
the round and the celebrity-laden
throng that paid an indoor live re-
cord boxing gate of $1.25 million
Frazier kept up the pressure in
the 12th and 13th rounds as Ali's
trainer, Angelo Dundee, and h is
alter-ego, Bundidi Brown plead-
ed with him to take charge.
He did in the 14th round.
Frazier was a slight 6-5 favorite.
In West Covina, Calif., it was
reported that a rematch was "al-
most a certainty; it's an auto-
matic rematch." The San Gabriel
Valley Tribune said the rematch
would be held in the Forum in In-
glewood, a suburb of Los Angeles.
The second bout would be held
"in the summer."
After the fight, Clay was taken
to a hospital and Bundini
Brown, one of his handlers, said
he had a broken jaw. It was not
certain in what round it hap-
Frazier, who put in a full night's
work for his $2.5-million purse and
looked it, excused himself from
the post-fight news conference.
"Let me go straighten my face
up," he said. "I ain't this ugly."
Frazier said he dropped his
arms during the fight "to let him
know he can't hurt me. I feel
stronger now than when I went
The champion made a point of
calling Ali by his former name,
Cassius Clay. He repeated t h e
name "Clay" three times at one
point, each time emphacizing the
name that Ali discarded after
winning the heavyweight crown in
fusing induction into the Army. !
Ali fought in the courts for his
right to fight again after a 3%2-1
year exile, he came back to beat
Jerry Quarry and Oscar Bonavena
and earn the shot at Frazier.
"Kill the body and the h e a d
dies," Frazier had said before the
fight and it was this plan he fol-
lowed in handing Ali his first loss
after 31 pro victories.
Frazier suffered a bloody nose
and was badly swollen about both
eyes but he kept coming, slammingj
his shots to the body and firing
to the head more often than is
The constantpressure paid off
for Frazier who won recognition
from five states as heavyweight
king by knocking out Buster Ma-
this in 11 rounds in 1968. He won
Then in the 10th round, the
fight in which each fighter w a s
guaranteed $2.5 million and pro-
moters hoped would bring a $20
million to $30 million gross, began
Frazier won the 10th by a nar-
row margin but then almost scor-
ed the 24th knockout of his career
in the 11th. He hurt Ali with a
smashing left hook to the h e a d,
MUHAMMUD ALI plops to the
canvas in the 15th round of last o
night's heavyweight champion-
ship bout after an incredible left
hook by champion Joe Frazier
rocked Ali's jaw. Ali imme-
diately leaped to his feet, took
the mandatory eight count and
continued the fight, but Frazier
won a unanimous decision.
CHICAGO UP) - The Big Ten, Northwestern reportedly has a
without amplification, turned down J projected deficit this year of $1.6
JOE FRAZIER connects with a left to the jaw of Muhammad Ali
as the heavyweight champion pins the former title-holder up against
IN BIG TEN
Wisconsin retains track title
By SANDI GENIS
The deep freeze that enveloped
the midwest this past weekend had
little effect on Wisconsin's red hot
track team as they coasted to
their fifth consecutive Big Ten
Displaying amazing balance,
placing men in all but three.
events, the Badgers racked up 57
points at Wisconsin's Camp Ran-
dall Memorial stadium to bury an
upstart Michigan State squad by
eleven points and establish them-
selves as contenders for the na-
tional title in this weeks NCAA
meet in Detroit.
Meanwhile; the Wolverines,
hardhit by injuries to star hurd-
lers Godfrey Murray and Mel
Reeves, couldn't seem to shake
the cold, placing in only seven
events to garner only 13' points
for eighth place in the conference.
Murray, generally recognized as
the best high hurdler in the con-
ference, fell victim to a Big Ten
championship rule that forbids an
athlete from scratching from any
event in which he is entered.
Having already qualified for the
highs with one of the fastest times
of the evening, he was forced to
run in the preliminary heat of the
70 yard lows with a tightened
muscle, pulling a hamstring t h a t
disabled him for the finals and
perhaps for the NCAA's this week-
Reeves, Murray's amazing fresh-
man compatriate, was also lost for
the finals when he aggravated a
One pleasant surprise for Mich-
igan came with Wolverine sprint-"
er Gene Brown's second place fin-
ish in the 60 yard dish. Brown
turned in two consecutive tre-
mendous performances against
Spartan super speedster Herb
Washington, nearly nipping the
co-world record holder at the tape
in both the semis and finals. Both
were clocked at 6.1.
Freshman Kim Rowe, running
the 300 yard dash for the first
time this season, turned in a fine
performance in that event to fin-
ish 5th with a time of 31.7. Ind-
iana's Mike Goodrich, the defend-
ing champ, won the race with a
Two other Wolverine. stalwarts,
Rick Storrey and Phil Pyatt, man-
aged to pull off fourth place fin-
ishes. In the 1000 Storrey turned
in his best time of the season
with a "2.09.9 timing, while Pyatt
was clocked at a fine 8:57.4 in the
two mile. In that event Minne-
sota's defending champ Garry
Bjorkland set a new Big Ten re-
cord with a 8:49 run..
Wolverine field Coach J a c k
Harvey had a disappointing week-
end as he saw his long distance
mark in the shot put mark shat-
tered three consecutive times, not
by his freshman understudy Steve
Adams, as he had hoped, but by
Indiana's defending champ B o b
Winchell, who finally established a
new mark of 5818. Adams tossed
the shot 55-61/2 to capture third
High jumper John Mann, who
finished second indoors last year,
had a bad day clearing 6-8 to tie
for 5th place. But defending
champ. Pat Mazdorf of the Badg-
ers brought the partisan crowd of
over 4000 to their feet by clearing
7-3 to establish a new Big Ten re-
cord and retain the title. The
jump also equaled the American
record, and was the best jump
ever indoors by a Big Ten under-
The final Wolverine entry to'
place captured the fifth slot in
mile relay as the team of Greg
Syphax, Kim Rowe, Reggie "Bad-
fellow" Bradford, and Lorenzo
Montgomery posted a time of
3:16.9 winning the first timed
For Wisconsin the Badgers sup-
er runner Mark Winzenried p r o-
vided a little excitement for the
fans as he successfully retained his
880 title with a fine 1:49.9 tim-
ing, while another of Wisconsin's
fine distance men, Don Vandrey,
finished fourth. However, surpris-
ingly, the two traded places in the
mile as Vandrey posted a 4:07 run
with Winzenreid in fourth at
Another of the Badgers field
stars Patrick Onyango, a fresh-
man Winzenreid recruited in
Kenya during a trip there last
year, put on quite an exhibition in
the triple jump with a jump of
50-5 eclipsing the old mark by
nearly two feet.
the request of Northwestern yes-
terday asking permission to sign a
five-year lease with the Chicago
Bears to play their National Foot-
ball League games in Dyche Sta-
"The decision revolved around
fundamentals of Big Ten athletic
policies and implications that
might have been had if such per-
mission was granted for the ath-
letic program of the conference as
well as the programs of universi-
ties throughout the country,"
spokesman, Marcus Plant said.
million. The only private endowed
school in the Big Ten-more fi-
nancially pressed than the others
because of sky-rocketing costs
throughout the athletic program-
would have realized $2.2 million
under the five-year lease with the
The Big Ten also ruled that any
team other than the champion can
accept a bid to compete n the Na-
tional Invitational Basketball Tour-
nament March 20-27 in New York.
In an agreement with the NIT,
the runnerup team would be named
and any others that the NIT wished
to invite. In case of. a tie for sec-
ond place, the NIT will select one,
or both teams.
In case of a championship tie in
basketball, there will be a playoff
on the neutral Purdue court at a
date yet to be determined with the
winner going to the NCAA tourna-
Don't let success get you down
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And that's precisely what Mr. Glebe did. He graduated magna,
got a swell job in the advertising game, married a girl, whom I will
call Mavis Davis (her real name), who was not only service-oriented
and achievement-prone but also had a real nice build, and they bought
a lovely home in Westport with electric baseboard heating and within
three years they had three fine sturdy little boys-Flopsy, Mopsy and
To his sons, Mr. Glebe was a loving but stern father. He raised
them to believe in his own guiding values-ambition, self-denial and
hard work-and the boys responded brilliantly. Flopsy, the oldest,
finished high school as valedictorian and was accepted by Harvard.
Mr. Glebe was, of course, very proud and happy. The following year
Mopsy was also valedictorian and was also accepted by Harvard.
Again Mr. Glebe was proud but, to be perfectly honest, not quite so
happy, for now he had two sons in Harvard at the same time, which
is something no man in the world can afford, not even an advertising
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Right from the start ...
Then a horrible thought struck Mr.Glebe."Good grief!" he cried
one night to his wife Mavis (her real name). "Next year Seymour gets
out of high school. If he makes Harvard too, I am ruined!"
He ran at once to Seymour's room and found the industrious lad
doing his homework in modern Sanskrit, urban entropy, ethnic alge-
bra and societal dysfunction. "Son, have you ever thought of becom-
ing a moral degenerate?" said Mr. Glebe to Seymour. "Wouldn't you
like to drop out, maybe have an identity crisis, wear beads, get busted
in Amsterdam, stuff like that?"
"That's rich, Dad," said Seymour, chuckling, and went on to
graduate as valedictorian and thence off to Harvard.
Poor Mr. Glebe! So distraught was he with financial worries that
one day his mind finally buckled and he made a disastrous error. One
of his accounts at the advertising agency was Dullbrau Beer which,
frankly, was just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill kind of beer. Still, Mr.
Glebe had managed to think up this real catchy advertising slogan:
Drink Dullbrau ... it's better than nothing
Well sir, sales were not entirely what the Dullbrau people had
been hoping for, so they insisted on a new slogan. And Mr. Glebe, the
poor devil, his mind unhinged by fiscal problems, made the above-
mentioned disastrous error. Here was his new slogan:
Drink Dullbrau ... it's better than Miller High Life
Well sir, I guess I don't have to tell you what happened! Every-
body in the country just stamped and hooted and laughed till they
wept. "Dullbrau better than Miller High Life, the Champagne of
Beers?" they cried, stamping and hooting and laughing till they wept.
"How droll! Why, no beer is better than Miller! In fact, no beer is re-
motely as good as Miller!"
Then everybody finished stamping and hooting and laughing till
they wept and went back to drinking Miller High Life and enjoying
every distinctively delicious drop. Dullbrau, of course, went out of
business. Mr. Glebe, of course, got fired. His sons, of course, had to
Todv .alas. the nno nrnrou Glehe family is destitute and