For Organization to Oppose IBC: George R. K. Carter Starts Movement, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-03


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Form Organization to Oppose IBC George R. K. Carter ► " Starts Movement Washingtonian to Promote Boxing on Big Scale; Aims To Match Louis and Maxim By JACK CUDDY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., May 2.— George R. K. Carter, a wealthy sportsman of Washington, D. C, announced today that he has t formed a new organization to promote y boxing on a big scale in opposition to the International Boxing Club. s Carter said he would try to bring Joe Louis back to the ring for a fight with t Joey Maxim, the world "light" heavyweight j champion. He also said he would try to put on a non-title fight between Ray 1 "Sugar" Robinson, welterweight champion t and Rocky Graziano, ex-middleweight ruler, at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, j Carters organization will make its head- t quarters in New York, he said, but it will ; be free to promote in any city in the 1 country. Carter, who is 61, was associated in many £ promotional projects with the late Tex j Richard. He said he would go to England and sign Lee Savold if Savold beats Bruce 3 Woodcock in their June 6 heavyweight 1 fight in London. Plans Indoor Arena 1 Ultimately, Carter plans to build a new indoor fight and wrestling arena in Man- 1 hattan with a seating capacity of approxi- mately 25,000. Andy Niederreiter, a pro- j moter of the now defunct Tournament of ; Champions, will be business manager of the new organization. Chickie Bogad will j be matchmaker. During the announcement, Carter an- i swered a telephone and then turned to his listeners with this news: "I now have j Sandy Saddler, former featherweight i champion, under option. I hope to stage a . return title bout between Saddler and ■ Champion Willie Pep. "IH try to tie up every prominent fighter ■ whos not already under control of the International Club," he continued. "And I have the money to do it. No, Im not a millionaire, but I have the money at my disposal." Carter, who said he had been associated with Tex Rickard in pleasure piers, casinos and dog tracks at Miami, Fla., in the late : 1920s, announced that his business man- ] ager would be Andy Niederreiter of New York. Niederreiter was promoter for the Tournament of Champions before that outfit sold out to the I. B. C. Chickie Bogad will be matchmaker, and Prank Albertanti, director of publicity. Niederreiter disclosed that Carter has offered Joe Lewis a "staggering guarantee" to return to the ring for an outdoor fight at Jersey City or Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, in September. He admitted that the offer was "high above 00,000." Negotiations for the return may be concluded when Louis returns on May 10 from a South American tour, Andy added. Although Louis is under contract to promote for the International Club, he Is not under contract to fight for the International, he emphasized. Al Kiefer will be head box office man . and Francis Albertanti will direct the publicity.

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