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The search for a few warm bodies
Dan Levin
December 01, 1975
AAU officials came up with some odd heavies to face the Russians
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December 01, 1975

The Search For A Few Warm Bodies

AAU officials came up with some odd heavies to face the Russians

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Subbotin, the man who had lost to Jumbo Cummings, this time held off a lesser boxing light, Ron Burton, stopping him in Round 2. Next came baby-faced George Chaplin of Baltimore, who had fought only 12 times, against Alexsandr Nikulin, with 111 bouts. The Russian was as tough as expected, but Chaplin came on in the final round with strong combinations and outpointed his man. "Give him another 10 fights," said AAU Boxing Chairman Roily Schwartz, "and everybody will be afraid of him."

And so the tour faded. Henry Koopman, 8-2, obviously out of shape, offered up his face to Eugeny Gorstkov, then retired in the second round. Stinson and Ulyanich ended the program on a note of mutual respect, by now old rivals and old friends. After all, Ulyanich had won in New York and now Stinson won in Las Vegas.

Ulyanich allowed as how he sure would like to see Stinson in the coming Olympics. Stinson allowed as how he'd like to make it. And in three cities across the country, everybody allowed as how we sure could use a lot more heavyweights.

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