The first championship and 15-round match ever conducted in Seattle and the state (pursuant to new boxing legislation effective June 8). Promoter: Nate Druxman. Israel was battered down three times. "The closest the Seattle youngster came to the N.B.A. championship was his claim to a foul in the third when he was flattened with a left uppercut to the body. He writhed and rolled on the canvas while many of the approximately 7000 fans yelled 'foul,' but Referee Tommy McCarthy ruled otherwise and ordered Israel to continue after a six-minute rest." (AP) Israel had been counted out, allowed to rest and continue, then knocked out once again to end the scrap. Dr. Thomas later found no evidence of a foul.