Swaps, Rex Ellsworth's handsome chestnut, bearing 130-pound impost lightly, was held snugly in early going by Willie Shoemaker, took charge soon after halfway mark to flash home by 2� lengths (see page 8) in world record-breaking 1:39 3/5 for seldom-run mile and 70 yards despite being eased up in last 30 yards of $25,000 Broward Handicap at Gulfstream Park, Fla. (April 14).
Cocky Gastelaars, latest Dutch teenage (18) swim sensation, thrashed 100-meter freestyle in 1:04 at Schiedam, The Netherlands, lowering own world mark set last month (April 14).
Jim Brewer, high-soaring North Phoenix H.S. pole vaulter, cleared 14 feet 5 inches in Arizona Relays at Tempe but had to be satisfied with new U.S. scholastic record of 14 feet 3? inches when pole slipped out of official's grasp, crashed into standard and knocked off crossbar (April 14).
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, clowning No. 2 heavyweight contender, entertained with between-rounds war dance, flailed weary and puzzled Welsh Pig Farmer Johnny Williams to floor three times (see below) before referee stopped bout in fourth round at Washington, D.C. Puffed-up Manager Lippy Breidbart bravely challenged Rocky Marciano, drew typical reaction from Hurricane: "Yeah man!"
Floyd Patterson, marking time until Manager Cus D'Amato makes right connection, put his quick hands to work against Chief Alvin Williams, swarmed all over second-rate opponent before knocking him out with crushing right to body in third round at Kansas City.
Archie Moore, supposedly fighting himself into shape for June 5 defense of light heavyweight title, weighed in at flabby 196 pounds, belabored mediocre Heavyweight Willie Bean for five rounds before winning by TKO at Richmond, Calif.
Larry Boardman, brash young lightweight who recently upset Wallace (Bud) Smith in nontitle bout, outpunched and outboxed Featherweight Champion Sandy Saddler, took unanimous 10-round decision in over-the-weight clash at Boston.