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 - 8mman Elimination, Tourney Slated '; 1" WBA...
8mman Elimination, Tourney Slated '; 1" WBA Rejects Clay's Appeal For Reinstatement as Champ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The World Boxing Association's executive; committee Saturday rejectedanappeal to have Cai - sius. Clay reinstated et heavy? weight champion 'and announced an eight - man elimination tournament tournament to pick his successor. The WBA reaffirmed its action last month when it striped Clay of his title for refusing to be inducted inducted into the: armed rservlcesl 'The executive committee .of the WBA finds the action of Cassius Cassius Clay, ' Muhammed All, to be detrimental to the best interests of professional boxing," said Bob' Evans. WBA president. The 'WBA! also? released the top W 1 heavyweights' for. '.the month 'of June and said the top eight contenders would be eligible,'! eligible,'! to ' compete in lie ' tournament. tournament. Contenders Listed The WBA top ten list includes: 1. Karl Mildenberger, Germany ; 2.. Joe Frazier,; Philadelphia:. 3. Oscar Bonavena, . Argentina; ;4.' Ernie Terrell j 5. Thad Spencer, Portland, Ore.; 6.' Floyd Patterson, Patterson, New York; 7. Jerry Quarry, Los Angeles; 8. Jimmy .Ellis. Louisville j',i oVLeotis Martin, Toledo, Toledo, , Ohio; 10. George Chuvalo, Canada. ... Evans said the eight - man tournament tournament would comprise seven different bouts but complete details details of the tournament, were not immediately available. ; Before; the. executive committee, committee, meeting, Hayden Covington, Clay's attorney asked the WBA to use "a sense of fair play" and to reinstate Gay as the - champion.' champion.' m er i - t.V.. - i,W(K ures American Henley Regatta WORCESTER, .Mass. - (AP) - The Vesper Boat Chib eight oared "crew of Rutgers was clocked in 6:07.6; Cornell hehtweurhts were third in 6:10 and Boston University

Clipped from Poughkeepsie Journal11 Jun 1967, SunPage 1C

Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York)11 Jun 1967, SunPage 1C
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