BOXING—GENE FULLMER, awkward Utah fighting man short on reach, long on courage and devoid of technique, parlayed what assets he has into unanimous decision over ex-Idaho State Collegian Spider Webb in 10 rounds at Salt Lake City. In match billed as "The Fight the Intermountain West Demanded," former Middleweight Champion Fullmer waded in close to bottle up Webb's skill, offset loss of early rounds with brawling finish. Croaked one hilarious fan: "This probably set scientific boxing back a hundred years." Observed a bloodied Fullmer: "I won easily. I want Robinson or Basilio next."
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, another middleweight hopelessly stalking Champion Sugar Ray, deposited to his credit 10th round knockout of Michigan Welterweight Mickey Crawford at Chicago Stadium. Though 3-to-1 underdog going into fight, Jones, 30, handed 24-year-old Crawford pillar-to-post pummeling most of evening, seemed to show why Mickey's ambition to open an art studio might be a pretty good idea, unless he sticks to welterweight medium.
National Boxing Association, at annual convention in Las Vegas, elected Dr. Ward Wylie president, unanimously adopted resolution recommending ex-Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles and Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson never be allowed to fight again. Neither man, said NBA, is physically fit to enter ring. Kid Gavilan, 32, former welterweight champion in unrelated action, announced his retirement (to teach boxing) after 16 years as pro.
GOLF—CHARLIE COE, 34-year-old Oklahoma City oil broker, shook off "mental fatigue" in finals of United States Golf Association amateur championship at San Francisco, broke through lead of Georgia's 21-year-old Tom Aaron to win 5 and 4 on scheduled 36-hole round (see page 18). Said Coe manfully: "If I'm not mistaken, Tommy Aaron will be your champion next year.... I had the breaks."
Dow Finsterwald, 1958 PGA champion, won Utah's $17,000 open with two-foot birdie putt on 18th hole for 267 total. Fred Hawkins and Arnold Palmer wound up in second-place tie with 268s after Hawkins lost 2-stroke lead on Finsterwald at 15th and 16th of final day.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS and Co-driver Tony Brooks (winner of recent Italian Grand Prix) led Aston Martin team to sweep of three top places in British Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood, covered 353.32 miles in four hours for 88.33 average. Roy Salvadori and Jack Brabham were second, Carroll Shelby of Dallas and Stuart Lewis-Evans third. Victory notwithstanding, Aston Martin wound up second to Ferrari in six-race sports car world championships.
Eddie Sachs of Center Valley, Pa., driving Peter Schmidt Special in $32,760 USAC Hoosier 100, maintained 92.142-mph average, ignored broken windshield and cut hands, won top money of $8,990 at Indianapolis. Ranked third in national big car standing, Johnny Thomson, Boyerstown, Pa. was second by three-quarters of a mile in D-A Lubricant Special.
OLYMPICS—INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, matching Red China's recent protest resignation from body tit for tat, announced Chinese Communists would be barred from 1960 Games in Rome.
Red China's politically oriented representative to the IOC, Professor Tung Shouyi, huffed off Aug. 19 because of IOC's simultaneous recognition of Nationalist Chinese athletes. Chancellor Otto Mayer of the IOC said he regretted "the Olympic spirit is not better understood in such a large country as China."