unbeaten young No. 1-ranked heavyweight from Redding, Calif., used poor Tommy
(Hurricane) Jackson for punching bag, raking defenseless and reeling New Yorker
almost at will until even Hurricane's lion-hearted manager, Lippe Breidbart,
could stand no more and asked referee to stop light tit end of 10th round
before 14,107 at San Francisco's Cow Palace. Second one-sided pasting in row
for Jackson (the other: by Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson last July)
produced loud outcry for Hurricane to hang up gloves but his mother, Mrs.
Georgia Jackson, would have none of it, stoutly, if not wistfully, proclaiming:
"If my boy goes to a training camp and gels his proper rest before a light
he can beat any man in the world."
bustling and beaver-busy ex-middleweight champion, slugged it out head-to-head
with equally rough and willing Neal Rivers in Madison Square Garden bloodbath,
was given 10-round split decision before both men retired to their dressing
rooms for some hemstitching (16 stitches for Fullmer, six for Rivers).
fancy-flicking welterweight contender who moves faster and better than he
punches, sent Ramon Tiscareno reeling backwards with jolting right to jaw soon
after start of sixth round, was promptly awarded quick and controversial KO
when Referee Frankie Van moved in to stop fight at Hollywood, Calif.
Jacobs' Promised Land proved to be best of second-string 3-year-olds at
Jamaica, stepping swiftly and surely through slop under able urging of
hot-riding Ismael Valenzuela to outrun top-weighted (123 pounds) and weary
Vertex in fast 1:55 3/5 for 1 3/16 miles in $55,600 Roamer Handicap.
sway-backed, stocky 3-year-old who first attracted eye of Trainer Tommy Smith
as scrawny yearling in Wellington, New Zealand and has since become Australia's
hottest horse since Phar Lap, coasted through 1� miles in 2:32� to take
Queensland Derby by seven lengths at Brisbane for his ninth straight and sweep
of Aussie derbys 'the others: Sydney, Melbourne). Trainer Smith, who believes
Tulloch, despite his laziness and prima donna nature, "can beat anything in
England or America," is toying with idea of bringing colt to U.S., may run
him in February stakes at Santa Anita.
who has more than mere passing interest in Thoroughbreds, topped all other
British owners in winnings for British flat racing season, adding $174,191 to
royal coffers with 30 victories. Champion jockey: Australian Arthur (Scobie)
Beasley, with 173 winners.
cigar-chomping dirt-track king, squeezed his power-throbbing Offy into lead
with little more than mile to go, held off Pat O'Connor in stirring
wheel-to-wheel duel to win 100-mile Bobby Ball Memorial in 1:09:46 and nail
down his second USAC championship at Phenix (see page 68).