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McCrory Keeps Title on KO in 3rd

July 15, 1985

Milton McCrory of Detroit successfully defended his World Boxing Council welterweight title with a third-round knockout of Panama's Carlos Trujillo in their scheduled 12-round fight at Monte Carlo.

McCrory dropped the Panamanian once in each round, knocking him out in the third with a flurry of rights and lefts to the head while Trujillo hung helplessly on the ropes.

McCrory, 147, raised his record to 27-0-1. Trujillo, 146, is now 19-3.

Said Trujillo: "I trained harder than ever for this fight, but McCrory's a great champion. His punches were harder than I believed."

The bout was seen as McCrory's last tuneup before a scheduled meeting with Donald Curry, the World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion, in a title unification bout this fall.

Motorcyclist Nikolaus Ruck of West Germany was killed Sunday when his Kawasaki 600cc rammed into a lamppost during the Montjuich Formula TT-1 race at Barcelona, Spain.

Ruck, racing in a pack of four riders, veered off the circuit to avoid a pile-up when a motorcycle in front of him broke down, race officials said.

Ruck, 46, then lost control of the engine, skidded about 220 yards and crashed into the lamppost.

Randy Mamola spoiled the return of three-time world motorcycle road-racing champion Kenny Roberts, beating him in the second of two heats to win the Champion Spark Plug 200 at Laguna Seca International Raceway.

Roberts, of Hickman, Calif., who retired after winning last year's race here, ended his layoff by beating Mamola, of Woodside, Calif., in the first 33-lap heat. But Mamola won the overall title by winning the second heat.

Mamola was riding a Honda, Roberts a Yamaha. Chip Hanauer took the lead in the first turn and held it at an average speed of 121.211 m.p.h. to win the seventh annual Thunder on the Ohio race for unlimited hydroplanes at Evansville, Ind.

Hanauer's turbine-powered Miller American breezed past the other turbine entry, Steve Reynolds' Miss 7-Eleven, and was never threatened during the 10-mile final heat.

"He just has more horsepower," said Reynolds, who averaged 116.710 m.p.h. over the two-mile river course.

Indianapolis, already preparing for the 1987 Pan American Games, will be the site of the first World Indoor Championships of track and field in March 1987, the International Amateur Athletic Federation announced.

The IAAF council, meeting in Athens, Greece, selected the Indianapolis over Budapest, Hungary as the site for the championships March 7-8, 1987.

Pete Cava, spokesman for The Athletics Congress, said the meet will be held on the Hoosier Dome, a 61,000-seat stadium.

Denver businessman Pat Bowlen said he has exercised stock rights that will give his family complete ownership of the Denver Broncos.

Bowlen said the 39.2% interest owned by JRA Sports Ltd. will be purchased through a new company owned by him, his sister, Mary Beth Jagger, and his brothers Bill and John Bowlen.

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