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THEY SAID IT
May 18, 1964
?Maxie Rosenbloom, former light heavyweight champion, asked if he ever threw a fight: "Never. Once some gamblers made me a very attractive offer to take a dive in the second round, but I turned them down—I couldn't go the distance."
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May 18, 1964

They Said It

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?Maxie Rosenbloom, former light heavyweight champion, asked if he ever threw a fight: "Never. Once some gamblers made me a very attractive offer to take a dive in the second round, but I turned them down—I couldn't go the distance."

?The Rev. Dr. Felix B. Gear, of Decatur, Ga., newly elected moderator of the Southern Presbyterian Church, on his recreational activities: "I have hunted deer on occasion, but they were not aware of it."

?Jack Patterson, University of Texas track coach, asked how he would handle a shotputter like Texas A&M's Randy Matson, if he had one on his squad: "I wouldn't do anything except polish his shot for him."

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