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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 29, 1981-Page 9

Sugar Ray Leonard victorious
over Bonds, retains WBC title

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Sugar Ray
Leonard knocked down Larry Bonds in
the fourth round and continued to beat
up on the garbageman from Denver un-
til referee Arthur Mercante stopped the
bout in the 10th round last night to
defend his World Boxing Council
welterweight championship.
The end came shortly after Bonds got
up from a knockdown in the 10th round.
After regaining his feet, he was met with
a barrage of blows as he stood in
Leonard's corner and the referee
signaled the end at 2:22 of the round.
The bout in the Carrier Dome was all
Leonard, who already is signed to
challenge Ayub Kalule for the World
Boxing Association junior-
middleweight title June 25 in Houston.
Many observers felt Bonds was
chosen as Leonard's opponent because
he is a left-handed boxer, as is Kalule, a
Ugandan living in Denmark.
Leonard, fighting for the first time
since he regained the title from Roberto
Duran last Nov. 25, took charge of the
fight after Bonds, fighting for the first
time since last April 19, held an edge in
the opening round on the strength of
good movement and his right jab.
BONDS' STRATEGY was apparent
from the outset-jab and continually

move, constantly changing the
movement to alter the punching angles
for Leonard and cut down on his ac-
But it was just as apparent from the
outset that Leonard's hand and foot
speed would negate Bonds',strategy. It
also was apparent that Leonard knew
Bonds could not hurt him and he
showed this by often fighting with his
hands low, inviting Bonds to punch.
Before the fight, Leonard had said:
"I don't think Bonds is going to create
problems, not that he's not capable."
WELL, THE 29-year-old Bonds
wasn't capable of creating trouble for
the 24-year-old Sugar Man. '
The first knockdown of the fight came
late in the fourth round when Leonard,
who weighed 1451 pounds, rattled eight
punches off Bonds' head, climaxed by a
left-right that dropped him in a neutral
corner. Bonds, 144/4, got up quickly and
the bell rang.
In the 10th, Leonard landed several
hard straight rights to the head. One of
them hurt Bonds who reeled away from
trouble - but not for long. A hook to
Bonds' side bent him sideways, and
Leonard jumped him and floored him
with a right-left to the head.
Bonds was up at about 6 and took the
mandatory 8-count. Leonard then step-
ped in with a head flurry and Mercante
decided he had seen enough.
All three judges hadLeonard comfor-
tably ahead when the end came. Harold
Lederman and Vinnie Rainone each

had it 90-80 while Carol Castellano had
it 88-80.
A crowd of about 21,000 watchedthe
fight, which was televised live by Home
Box Office, a cable company.
Leonard's first live appearance on
home TV since he knocked out Dave
"Boy" Green March 31, 1980, repor-
tedly brought him $750,000, much less
than his two closed-circuit TV bouts
against Duran in which he earned a
total of $16.5 million.
The victory was Leonard's 29th -
and 20th knockout - against one loss.
Bonds, who works regularly as a gar-
bageman, got $100,000, which included
$15,000 for training and expenses. The
expense money was 10 times greater
than Bonds' previous highest purse.
Bonds, who went into the fight ranked
fifth by the WBC and sixth by the WBA,
lost for the fourth time against 29 vic-

A PPhoto
WISCONSIN GOALIE MARC Behrend stops a shot by Minnesota's Steve Ulseth, left, during first period action last
night in their NCAA championship game at Duluth Arena.


Bullets pound Pistons, 108-103

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Kevin
Porter scored 24 points and dished out
16 assists last night to wrap up his four-
th National Basketball Association
sift title and help the Washington
ullets breeze past Detroit, 108-103.
Don Collins, a rookie acquired from
Atlanta in January, connected on 10 of
i1 shots and contributed 21 points to the
Bullets' attack.
THE VICTORY, the Bullets' third in
the last four games, brought the team
within one of last year's victory total
going into today's season finale against
The Bullets broke on top, 22-8, as
reg Ballard made four straight shots,
but the Pistons closed the gap to five
points, 25-20, at the end of the first quar-
With Porter getting eight points, the
Bullets went on another spree and in-
creased their advantage to 47-32 late in
the second quarter.
Collins scored 13 of his points in the
third quarter, to help Washington main-
tain at least a 10-point advantage until
the final minutes.
John Long scored 20 points and Phil
Hubbard added 15 to pace the Pistons.
Oilers 4, Red W gins 2
DETROIT (AP) - Wayne Gretzky

drew an assist on Edmonton's final goal
to tie Phil Esposito's single-season
scoring record as the Oilers defeated
the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in National
Hockey League action yesterday.
Gretzky passed the puck to defen-
seman Risto Siltanen on a 2-on-i break
and Siltanen fired the puck past Detroit
goalie Larry Lozinski at 11:36 of the
final period.
THE ASSIST WAS Gretzky's 99th of
the season. He also has 53 goals, giving
him 152 points. Gretzky has four games
remaining to break the record.
Esposito had 76 goals and 76 assists
for 152 points while playing for Boston
during the 1970-71 season.
Bruins 5, Black Hawks 2
BOSTON (AP) - Peter McNab
scored Boston's third power play goal
of the game to spark a three-goal third.
period outburst that gave the Bruins a
5-2 National Hockey League victory
over the Chicago Black Hawks yester-
With the score tied, 2-2, Rick Mid-
dleton fed the puck out from behind the
net to McNab at the corner of the
crease. McNab then lifted his 36th goal
of the season over goalie Murray Ban-
nerman at 6:05 of the period.
Steve Kasper gave Boston a 4-2 lead

at 12:11 when he pounced on a rebound
and flipped his 20th goal past Banner-
Synchros finish third
Special to the Daily
PALO ALTO-In the AIAW National
synchronized swim meet held yester-
day at Stanford University, the
Michigan squad finished in third place.
In additionto its lofty team finish,
Michigan also had three performers,
Cathleen O'Brian, Betsy Niera, and
Ruth Pickett, achieve All-American
status. It was the fourth such honor for
Finishing ahead of the Wolverines
were champion Arizona with 71 points
and runner-up Ohio State (58 points) .
Rounding out the top five were Stanford
and California St. Long Beach.
Three cagers honored
Michigan basketball players Marty
Bodnar, Paul Heuerman and Mark

Bodnar were selected for Academic All-
America honors by the nation's
collegiate sports information directors.
Marty Bodnar, who has a 3.58 grade
point average in economics, was named
to the 10-man first team. Heuerman,
who owns a 3.47 grade point average in
economics, was selected to the second
team and Mark Bodnar made the third

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