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HAL FREEMAN
Spectrum President

The Spectrum - - Home of Big-Time Boxing

Big-time boxing is coming to The Spectrum in Big-League style.
That's the word from Spectrum president Hal Freeman, who has come up with a ring package that Philadelphia's loyal fans deserve.
"We're joining forces with Madison Square Garden and Herman Taylor," says Hal, "to present at The Spectrum a number of big-name bouts."
Freeman, as big a boxing buff as any Philadelphia fan, says The Spectrum plans to heavily promote flights at the $12 million sports and entertainment center.
"Philadelphia is the best boxing city in teh country," he said, "and The Spectrum is going to lead the way in making it the boxing capital of the world."
In addition to tonight's Frazier-Doyle bout, Freeman, Taylor and MSG have already lined up several more. Watch for announcements coming up in the next few weeks.
The first bout put together is tonight's contest between slugging Joe Frazier and stylish Tom Doyle. Frazier, the world's No. 1 ranked heavyweight - and Doyle, the handsome, unmarked Salt Lake City up and corner.
Who is Tony Doyle?
Well, for starters, he is a handsome 6-foot, 4-inch, 205-pound Irishman, who already has beaten Frazier. This occurred in the amateurs, and Angelo Curley, Doyle's manager, remembers it very well.
"It was the National AAU tournament at Utica, N.Y., in February, 1963, "Curley said by telephone from his Salt Lake City home. "My boy and Frazier were matched in the quarter-finals, and Tony simply outboxed him the entire three rounds."
Doyle's record as a pro is 18-4-1 as opposed to Frazier's perfect 17-0 mark, but Curley is not frightened at all by the affable Philadelphia heavyweight.
"When my fighter was 15 years old, he was the same height as he is today," said Curley. "Now he is 23, and it's taken him all this time to fill out. Tony has beaten Joe once, and we know he can do it again."

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