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Marciano Tops Olson
As Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year •y >ha Associated Pross NEW YORK. Dec. 27. Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano is the “Fighter of the Year” selected by Ring Maga zine over Bobo Olson, the mid dleweight title holder who was chosen by the Boxing Writers’ Association for that honor. Also rated high by Nat Fleischer, editor of the maga sine, were three other cham pions Archie Moore, light heavyweight; Pascual Perez, flyweight, and Robert Cohen, bantamweight. In reviewing ring action in the last 12 months, Fleischer said boxing experienced one of its worst years. He said fewer than 4,000 fighters competed around the world as compared to 7,200 in 1950. In issuing the list of the best flghters in each division, the magazine left Champion Johnny Saxton off the top of the welter weight ratings, putting him No. 3 behind Carmen Basilio and Kid Gavilan. Fleischer noted that Saxton’s victory over Gavi lan for the title “aroused con siderable criticism. His poor showing in that contest, coupled with that against Johnny Brat ton and his draw with Johnny Lombardo, lost for him the hon- J ors that usually go with a title i in our annual selections.” Two flghters from Washington were ranked among the leading middleweights, Holly Mims as No. 3 and Willie Troy as No. 6. The ratings: Heavywelfht* (champion. Rocky Mar ciano. Brockton. Mas*.). 1. Nine Valdet, Cuba- 2. Don Cockell. England; 3. Ez zard Charley. Cincinnati: 4. Bob Baker, Plttibureh: 5. Earl Walls. Toronto: 8. Heinz Neuhaus. Oermany; T. Jimmy Slade. New York- 8. Tommy Jackson. New York: 0. Rex Layne. LewUton. Utah; 10. Charles Nsrkus. Fort Washincton. N. Y. Llfht-heavvwejghts (champion. Archie Moore. Miami. Fla.). 1. Billy Smith. Atlantic City; 2. Joey Maxim. Cleveland; 3. Harold Johnson, Philadelphia: 4. Floyd Patterson. Brooklyn; 5. Paul An drews. Buffalo. N. Y.: 8. Marty Marshall. Detroit; 7. Gerhard Heeht. Oermany; 8, Yolande Pompey. Trinidad: 9. Bob Sat terfield Chicago: 10. Willie Hoepner, Germany Mlddleweithts (Champion. Carl (Bobo) Olson. San Francisco). 1. Joey Glar dello. Philadelphia: Rockv Castellanl. Cleveland. 3 Hollv Mtms. Washtnaton; 4. Charier Humez. France; 8. Pierre Landols. France; 8. Willie Troy. Wa*h- Inzton; 7. Tiberlo Mitrl, Italy: 8. Bobby Jones. Oakland. Calif.: 8. Eduardo Lausxe. Argentina: 10. Oeorala Johnson. Trenton N. J. Welterweiihts (champion. Johnny Saxton. New York'. 1. Carmen Baatllo. Cansstota N Y : 2. Kid Oavilan. Cuba: 3. Johnny Saxton. New York; 4. Ramon Puentes. Los Angeles: 8. Freddie Daw son. Chlcaxn: 8. Vince Martinet. Fater son, N J • 7 Tony DeMarco. Boston: 8. Del Flanatan, St. Paul: 9. Maurice Harper. Oakland. Call?.: 10. Hector Constance Trinidad. Llghtwelxhta (champion. Jimmy Car ter. New York). J. Paddy DeMarco, Brooklyn; 2, Dutlio Lot. Italy: 3. Ralph Dupas. New Orleans: 4. Frankie Ryff. New York; 5. Eddie Chavez. San Jose. Calif.: A. Wallace (Bud) Smith. Cincin nati; 7. Art Persley. Red Crete. La.: 8. Cisco Andrade. Compton. Calif.: 9. Or lando Zulueta. Cuba: 10, Johnny Gon salves, Oakland. Calif. Featherweifhts (champion. Bandy Saddler. New York). 1. Teddy Davis. Hartford. Conn.; 2. Percy Bassett. Phil adelphia; 3, Rav Paraeehon. France; 4. Rudy Garcia. Los Anxeles; S. Ciro Mora s*n. Cuba: 0. Jean Snevers. Belgium; 7. Hr»an iKid) Bassey. Nlxerla; 8, Billy Kelly. Ireland:!). Carmelo Costa, Brook lyn: in Orlando Echevarria. Cuba. Bantamweights (champion. Robert Cohen, France). 1. Raul (Raton) Macias, Mexico: SL Chamrern SoAtkitrat. Thal- I’ndi 8. Mario D’Acata, Italy: 4: Pierre Cesremyns. Belgium: 6 Peter Keenan. Scotland: 8. Willie Toweel. South Africa: 7. Andre Vallgnat. France: 8. Bobby Sin”, Australia: 9. Nate Brooks, Cleve- Isrte: 10. Bill Peacock. Los Angeles. Flyweithta (champion. Pascual Perez. Arrcntlna' 1. Ynshlo Shlral. Japan; 2, L-n Espinos*. Philippines: 3. Dsl Dower, Wales: 4. Nazzareno Gianelli. Italy: A. Danny Kid. Philippines: 6. Tanny Ca-roo. Philippines: 7. Eric Marsden, Fneland: 8, Jake Tull. South Africa: 9. Antonio Dlaa 11. Spain: 10. Young Mar tin, Spain Hit'll School Teams Book Alumni Games This Week Falls Church, Montgomery j Blair, Washington - Lee, St. John's and Friends High Schools are scheduled for basketball games with their respective al umni this week. Because of a Christmas formal Wednesday night, Blair has j moved up its game to 8 p.m. to morrow. Two preliminary games, the first at 6 p.m., list Blair’s j lOth-grade team against St. Michael’s and the 11th graders against Woodslde Church. The schedule: Tomorrow—Fall* Church at 8 p.m.. Blair at 8 p.m Wednesday—Washington-Lee at 7 —St. John'a at 8 p.m.. Friend* at 3:30 p.m Tangerine Bowl Rivals Work Out in Orlando ly the Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 27. Omaha University's undefeated Indians landed today and at 9 a.m. they were already practic ing for their Tangerine Bowl game with Eastern Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky also launched its first scrimmage today after arriving Christmas Eve. Omaha (9-0-0» has a 13-game winning streak over the last two years. Eastern Kentucky takes an 8-0-1 record into the New Year's Night game. Tigers Remove Boxes, Making Outfield Safer ly tea Associated Prass DETROIT, Dec. 27.—Work men have started removing 75 box seats from the rightfield pavilion at Briggs Stadium to make tne corner safer, especially ! for Outfielder A1 Kaline. The move was ordered last, summer after Kaline crashed into the stands trying for a run ning catch. His knee was injured severely. Big Cavalier Comeback The North Carolina and Vir ginia football teams played two games against each other In 1892. The Tar Heels won the first. 26-0. But the Cavaliers won the second, 33-7. Hockey at a Glance •y *hc Associated Prats YESTEBDAY'S RESULTS. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Toronto. 1; Detroit. 1 <tte). Chic Mo. 4: Now York. 4 itla). AMERICAN. LEAGUE. Buntio. 3: Cleveland, t. £ P H iU2Sih 5 international league. Fort Weyno. 4- Tri* C ‘ Cincinnati. Si Johnstown. ». teSrhVzStt *• 6 S/x Boxing Deaths This Year Sharp Drop From 1953 Record ly ffte Associated Pros* I NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—Six : boxers died in 1984 as the re sult of injuries suffered in the ring—a sharp drop from the Tecord high of 22 in 1983, Ring Magazine disclosed today in a copyrighted article in its Feb ruary issue. Nat Fleischer, editor of the monthly boxing publication, called the drop in fatalities from ! the year before one of the few j bright spots in an otherwise drab ; year for the sport In 1953. 12 pros end 10 ama teurs died following ring injuries. Eight of the fatalities occurred Syracuse Again Leads NBA Eastern Race After Overtime Win By (ha Associated Prats The Syracuse Nationals were back in first place today in the topsy-turvy Eastern Division race of the National Basketball Association. The Nats began the week end in the top spot, but relinquished ; their position when they dropped a 109-101 decision to ths Knicks in New York Saturday night, j Last night they regained tha lead at Syracuse with a 97-92 overtime victory over the New Yorkers. Both contenders for Eastern honors are anxious to be in first place as of January 1. The coach of the team leading the division at that time will coach the East ern Division All-Stars against the Western All-Stars in New York January 18. Coach Charlie Epkman of Fort Wayne already has the Western assignment, for his Pistons hold a commanding lead in their di vision. Bill Kenville’s basket broke an overtime tie and the Nats went on from there to down New York. The score was tied three times in the extra session before Kenville put the Nats ahead with 1:15 to play. A field goal by Syracuse’s Earl Lloyd with three seconds left in regulation had sent the game into overtime. In other games yesterday, Minneapolis turned back Boston, 87-82, as Vern Mikkelsen’s 20 points sparked the Lakers to their ninth straight home court triumph, and Fort Wayne whipped Philadelphia, 109-96. Frankie Brian paced the Pistons with 35 points as they broke ths game wide open with a third period scoring spurt. West Swimmers Beat East in Annual Meet |y.t(l£Auoc)flted Pro** FORT LAUDERDALE. Fla a Dec. 27.—Western swimmers splashed to a 219-174 victory over their Eastern rivals in the annual East-West meet yester day. The match was held as top event of a two-week meet which ; has attracted some 650 college 1 and prep school swimming stars and nearly 100 coaches. One of the day’s top upsets was turned in when Jack Ward rop of Michigan, a Glasgow-born swimmer who holds the English championship, defeated Bumpy i Jones, also of Michigan, by five yards in the 165-yard individual medley. Jones, holder of the NCAA and AAU championships, led Ward rop through ths first two laps • but faded in the final rush and Wardrop beat him to the final marker by five yards. The coaches will hold confer -1 ences until Thursday when the annual water show will be pre sented. Five Girl Swimmers Gel Junior Olympic Awards Washington’s five girl swim mers recently crowned national champions by the Junior Olym pics Committee received their trophies at a luncheon at the Ambassador Hotel today. Kathy Sheppeck was declared champion of the 50-meter back stroke and tied with Judy Arnold .n the 50-meter freestyle. Su zanne Arnold is the 25-yard backstroke titlist and Eileen Canada is the 50-meter back stroke champion. Wanda Werner is the 50-meter freestyle winner in the interme ; diate class. Pro Basketball By tea Associated Praia EASTERN DIVISION. fSPR* 8 jf Jfi PhUodelßhia I~l*~*~*~* I if iff* „ WESTERN DIVISION. Fort Wlyna 20 7 741 Minneapolis 13 10 .565 E&S& l k *§* TODAY’S SCHEDULE. No tames scheduled. _ TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE. Syracuse v*. Rochester «t New York. Philadelphia at New York. RESULTS YESTERDAY. 1 MlnnexDolto, 87: Boston. Bt. Syracuse. 97; New York. 91 (over time). Fort Wayne. 109: Philadelphia. 96 Hare’s Now to Cheek Coughs Amazingly Quick! Promptly pleasantly Hall's Ex pectorant tends to soothe and help Nature heal irritated mem branes of the throat Coughs : due to colds are often eased amazingly quick Users say. ‘Nothing better for coughs srhen mao baa a cold.- They speak from experience Hall’s j Expectorant has oeen relieving cold coughs for more than 35 : vears and la more popular than ever Remember the name Ask your druggist for HALL’S EX PECTORANT. Convenient site bottle only 40c. Largo sisaa for Junta use. in the United State* and 14 in foreign countries. > In 1954, three amateurs and three pros died, four in the United States and two abroad, rhis is the lowest number of ring fatalities since 1945. There wasn’t a pro death until November 30 when Bobby Calla ghan. British welterweight, died ! in London after boxing a six round draw. Then Ralph Weiser, Portland, Oreg., lightweight, and Ed Sanders, former Olympic j heavyweight champion from Los ■ Angeles, died on successive days, December ll and 12, to complete the unlucky cycle of three. The amateur vietims were Vgipou Ainu’u, 45, at Samoa, February 18; airman Jesse J. Hylton, 22. at Oakland, Calif., and Aviation Ordnanceman M. G. Byrd. 22, at Pensacola, Fla., September 9. Fleischer listed increased safe ty measures and closer co-opera tion among the State commis sions as the major reasons for the decline in fatalities. TASTE SOMETHING WONDERFUL TODAY! Oft BOV-MAT A B££fif NATIONAL BOHEMIAN sponsor Washington) 1 LED THREE LIVES” j WRESTLING WITH BAILEY GOSS i NATIONAL BREWING COMPANY, >k . Nationals baseball on TV-radio. (10:30 PM, Mondays, Ch. 4 [ 10 PM, Tuesdays, Ch. 5 • BALTIMORE 24, MD. Bucceroni and Brion Fighting for Survival In TV Clash Tonight By tea Associated Prams This could be the last year of ring activity for either Daft Buc ceroni or Cesar Brion, and may be for both. Both once were ranking heavyweights and they still yearn to return to this rat ing. The two meet in what could be billed as a battle for survival at St. Nicholas Arena in New York tonight. (The bout will be televised in Washington over Station WTTG, Channel 5, at 10 p.m.) Although neither has been do ing well of late, they still possess formidable won - lost records. Bucceroni has a 46-5 record with 30 knockouts. Brion’s rec ord is 43-10 with 20 kayos. . Wildcat Billy McNeece, a crow d-pleasing middleweight from Islip, N. Y., takes on Bob- i LITTLE SPORT ! t ! . jby Dykes of Miami at Eastern j Parkway Arena in Brooklyn in ! the other TV show tonight j (WMAL-TV. Channel 7,10 p.m.).| Winner of three straight, the j Wildcat is rated one of the best! prospects in the booming mid-; | dleweight division with a 13-2; 1 record. His aggressive style is i jright up Dykes’ alley. Bobby, a smart boxer, likes his opponents to come to him. Dykes’ record is j 95-15-6. i Boardwalk Billy Smith of At . lantic City and Paul Andrews of; ; Buffalo, a couple of Ught-heavy i weight contenders, battle it out * Wednesday in Miami (WTOP-! TV, Channel 9. 10 pnU for the right to meet Archie Moore, the light-heavyweight champion, in a title fight in New York in February. Smith, who has won seven straight, six via the kayo route, faces a solid puncher in An drews. This doesn’t figure to go the limit. In the top bout of the week, undefeated Cisco (The Kid) An drade of Compton, Calif., takea !on Ralph Dupas. 19-year-old New Orleans cutie Saturday ! night in a 10-rounder between 1 THS EVENING STAR, Washington, D. (T MONDAY. PECEMDEa at, ltS4 | high-ranking lightweight con- j tenders at New Orleans' Munici pal Stadium (WMAL-TV, Chan nel 7, 9 pjn.). The winner would make a good title opponent for Champion Jimmy Carter. Because of the holidays, there won’t be any Friday night radio television fight. Boxing resumes at Madison Square Garden. January 7, when Floyd Patterson meets Willie Troy. Peter Mueller of Germany, ; winner of two straight in the United States, faces Ernie Du rando of Bayonne, N. J., at Mil ! waukee tomorrow night. ** A-15 Cherokee Indian Booked On Met Card at Turner’s One of the supporting matches on Wednesday night's wrestling program at Turner’s Arena wIU feature Don Big Kettle, a Chero kee Indian who will be showing in Washington for the first time. Kettle is paired against Buddy Lee. The main event matchaa Antonino Rocca against tha Swedish Angel, with CHno Gari baldi against Johnny Heideman in the semifinal.