Carter Defends Lightweight Crown: Araujo Challenger In Garden Tonight; Fifteen-Round Bout Rated Toss Up; Television, Radio To Carry Scrap Nationally, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-12


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JIMMY CARTER Puts his lightweight lightweighttitle title on the line tonight against clever cleverGeorge George Araujo in a fifteenrounder at atthe the Madison Square Garden Carter Defends Lightweight Crown Araujo Challenger In Garden Tonight TonightFifteenRound FifteenRound Bout Rated Toss Up Television Radio To Carry Scrap Nationally NationallyBy By JACK CUDDY CUDDYUnited United Press Sports Writer WriterNEW NEW YORK N Y June 11 Jimmy Carter a lightly regarded lightweight champion will risk his 135pound crown tomorrow night against Georgie Araujo of Providence R I a challenger so danger ¬ ous he is given an even chance to take the title titleEarlier Earlier in the week slender young Araujo actually was a slight favorite to win their nationally televised and broad ¬ cast 15rounder at Madison Square Gar ¬ den denA A crowd of at least 10000 is expected to be in the Garden when the fight starts at 10 pm EDT The gate should exceed 35000 35000Carter Carter of New York 29 was a forgotten man until his latest bout on April 24 when whenhe he stopped Tommy Collins in the fourth fourthround round at Boston after flooring him 10 10times times timesThat That bouncing act and the widespread criticism of the Boston referee boosted Carter into the limelight and caused a new appreciation of his punch But the reac ¬ tion of Araujos followers was Carter cant have much zing if he puts a man down 10 times and cant keep him there thereKOs KOs Reputation Saver SaverThose Those 10 knockdowns proved a reputa ¬ tionsaver for Carter who had lost split decisions to Armand Savoie and Eddie Chavez and been held to a draw by Babe Herman in three preceding nontitle bouts boutsMoreover Moreover the inandouter champion lost his title to Lauro Salas in April last year but took it back from Salas in Oc ¬ tober Until the defeat by Salas Carter had been regarded as a chipsdown fighter who could win the important ones regard ¬ less of his showings in unimportant scraps scrapsThe The champ must be at his peak tomor ¬ row night to beat 22yearold Araujo Georgie will have advantages of youth speed skill and ambition Despite his youth the challenger is experienced experiencedHis His 52 professional opponents included some of the best men in his division divisionHe He boasts victories over featherweight champion Sandy Saddler Del Flanagan Charley Riley Orlando Zulueta Paddy De Marco Arthur King Joey Brown and Red top Davis He lost but two bouts and had one draw He was never stopped Most boxing men rate Carter a better puncher than Araujo but Georgie has knocked out 30 of his 52 opponents Eight went out in the first round nine in the second and 22 within four heats ruCarter knocked out but 22 in his 82 lights He was stopped once by Cabey Lewis back in 1947 1947Carter Carter stalks after his man and tries to open his defense with smashes to the body He has concentrated on a body attack while training this time at Summit N J He is a good bobweaver Slightly taller Araujo fights from the upright stance He depends much upon fast footwork and rapidfire combinations of punches to body and head headCarter Carter expected to scale just under the 135pound limit Araujo about 133

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