Golden Gloves 2

Daily Evergreen, Tuesday, March 22, 1966
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Terry provided another clipping from his Golden Glove boxing days describing his victory at the Inland Empire Golden Gloves tournament. Click on the small photo to see a larger version...

Davis TKO’s Opponent; Sykes wins by a K.O.

Evergreen1966-03-22-07-FullArticleTerry Davis and Jim Sykes, a pair of Washington State University boxers coached by Ike Deeter and sponsored by the Pullman Jaycees, lived up to their advanced ring billings Saturday night in the Inland Empire Golden Gloves tournament at Lewiston, Idaho.

Davis, a 165 pound freshman from Richland, won the middleweight title in the senior division as he earned a technical knockout over Clarence Reece of Lewiston.

Reece knocked Davis down with a left hook midway through the first round, but Davis, battling back, carried the fight to Reece with a barrage of short, driving body punches that dropped his opponent to the canvas twice in the second round. Davis caught Reece with three more short hooks to the body and one to the head before the referee stopped the fight.

Sykes, the only other Cougar entered in the meet, made it a double win for WSU in the senior heavyweight division. The 197 pound former Marine, a senior from Sacramento, floored Conrad Olson of Dayton with a series of explosive left hooks to the body then dropped him for the count in a minute and 30 seconds of the first round. Sykes delivered the KO punch with a savage left hook to the jaw.

A team from Polson, Mont. copped top honors in the tournament. Spokane was second, and the PUllman Jaycees two-man team of Davis and Sykes finished third.

More than 2,500 spectators witnessed the evening of fighting, including some 200 students from Washington State who travelled 35 miles to Lewiston to watch Davis and Sykes do battle


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