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1948 News - Hard Punching Continues as Golden Glovers Reach Final Program Here

Hard Punching Continues as Golden Glovers Reach Final Program Here

Technical knockouts continued to play an important part in the semi-final rounds of the Miami Golden Gloves tournament as it continued at College gym last night. Four of the first six championship bouts were decided by TKO's and the fifth was added before the night's program was over.

The 105-pounders started it when Monkey Carey of the Seneca Indian school moved into the final round on a TKO over Earl Smith,- Miami, in 0:55 seconds of the first round. John James, defending champion in the 105-pound division, earned the right to meet Carey in the finals when he stopped Tommy Jimboy, SIS, in 1:04 in the first round.

The TKO's continued when J. E. Cook, A. & M. entry, was declared the winner when Leo Rollins, Quapaw, failed to answer the bell for the second round.

At 135 pounds, Floyd Rogers, Miami, and Ronnie McLemore of the Seneca Indian school mixed in one of the hottest contests seen here in a long lime. Both boys started swinging with both hands in the first stanza and it continued in the second. The first round was about even with neither being able to gain the advantage. In the second, McLemore shot several straight lefts to keep Rogers off balance. The Indian battler piled up his big margin in this round as the third saw a comeback by Rogers. McLemore got the decision.

Lloyd Beard, Miami, took a decision from Stanley Traak, Miami, in the 147-pound class to move into the finals. In the opposite bracket, former Golden Glover Curtis Meyers took a close decision from Leo Albro of Miami in a slugfest.

The technical knockouts ended in the light-heavy division when Tub Logan, Commerce battler, was awarded a fight over Buck Victor of the junior college, who failed to answer the bell for the third round. Victor connected with a right to the side of Logan's head late in the second round and broke his hand. It had been a fight for the first two rounds with the first going to Victor while the second went to Logan by a small margin.

In the final bout of the evening, Bud Parker of the Oklahoma Military academy took a decision from Dave Surber, Miami, in three rounds. Parker built up an early lead and then held on for the win.

Immediately after the intermission officials of the Junior Chamber of Commerce presented a plaque to J. N. Kagey, principal, and C. E. Reed, coach, of the Seneca Indian school, in appreciation of what they have done to foster the tournament in the six years it has been going on.

Finals will be held Thursday night in College gym, starting at 8 o'clock.

105-pounds—Monkey Carey,SIS, TKO'd Earl Smith, Miami, :55 of the first round.
105-pounds—John James, Miami, TKO'd Tommy Jimboy7 SIS, 1:04 first round.
112-pounds — Benny Bushyhead, SIS, dec. J. T. Vann, SIS.
118-pounds—Jim Rogers, SIS, TKO'd Truman Stone, Chelsea, 1:37 first round.
118-pounds—Gene Flood, Chelsea, won by forfeit.
126-pounds—J. E. Cook, Miami, TKO'd Leo Rollins, Quapaw, first round.
135-pounds—Ronnie McLamore, SIS, dec. Floyd Rogers, Miami.
147-pounds—Curtis Meyers, Miami, dec. Leo Albro, Miami.
147-pounds—Lloyd Beard, Miami, dec. Stanley Trask, Miami.
160-pounds—Bill Waddle, Quapaw, won by forfeit.
175-pounds—Tub Logan, Commerce, TKO'd Buck Victor, Miami, second round,
Heavyweight—Bud Parker, OMA, dec. Dave Surber, Miami.

Joe Hudson, Miami, dec. Teddy Thomas, Miami.
Donald Pool, Miami, dec. Tommy Hemphill, Miami.
Leo Roach, SIS, dec. Ernest Chrisman, Picher.
Levi Roach, SIS, dec. John F. Carey, SIS.
Marvin Smith, Commerce, dec. Jim Graybeal, Welch.

Source - Miami Daily News Record; Miami, OK; Wednesday, January 21, 1948; p. 4.

Transcription by Polly's Granddaughter
copyright 2010, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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