But once in Goteborg, the comic-opera trappings were shed. As Monday's sun sank over the Slottsskogen the following developments seemed to have come out of the conference room: Johansson has agreed to fight Patterson for Rosensohn (read Velella) Enterprises, perhaps in Philadelphia or Los Angeles. Kahn and Velella want an October or November date, but Ingo is holding out for 1960. Apparently, then, all of Ingemar's hoary objections—a satisfactory accounting of his monies from the first fight; the unwelcome specter of Harry Davidow, the 10% American manager foisted on him by D'Amato; his personal distrust of Kahn and Velella—were satisfactorily overcome. What remains to be seen, however, is whether any responsible athletic commission will approve of Rosensohn Enterprises as a promoter.
Like the Owl and Pussy-cat, Kahn "and Velella departed with "honey and plenty of money." Those, evidently, were sufficient to coax the wary tiger out of his den.