In his dressing room after the fight Tiger looked like a woodcut print of a boxer, while Giardello, sitting on a table across the arena, lifted his mashed profile and announced, rather proudly, his retirement. "I am willing to fight any challenger now," said Tiger—that two-year wait still rankled. "But I also want money. I have fought many fights for little money, and now I want a good big gate." There are several potential contenders who would draw such a gate, and immediately after his victory Tiger began to get offers by wire. Lew Burston, an American representative for Tiger and a man who once capsuled a Ray Robinson upset by saying "Sugar Ray still had Paris in his legs," summed up Tiger's freshly earned position of eminence in the current boxing revival with, "The ugly duckling has now become a beautiful swan."