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November 22, 1954



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Charles Humez of France knocked out Tiberio Mitri of Italy in third round to win European middleweight championship at Milan. Referee stopped bout after Mitri, who won title last May by knocking out Randy Turpin, had been floored three times.

Willie Troy, sixth-ranking middleweight from New York, won unanimous 10-round decision from Jesse Turner of St. Louis at Kansas City.

Al Andrews, 23, rugged Superior, Wis. middleweight, punched out 10-round split decision over speedy Chico Varona of Havana at Chicago.

Gene Fullmer , unbeaten West Jordan, Utah middleweight, made Eastern debut and lived up to nickname of Cyclone to take 10-round decision from Jackie La Bua for 25th straight in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ray Robinson , 34, former welterweight and middleweight champion, announced he will begin comeback with six-round exhibition at Hamilton, Ont. Nov. 29. Sugar Ray retired after collapsing and losing on 14th round TKO to Joey Maxim June 25, 1952 in 102-degree heat at Yankee Stadium.

Peter Thomson , British Open champion, shot 282 for 72 holes to beat Australia's Ossie Pickworth and Kel Nagel by six strokes in $3,360 Ampol tournament at Melbourne. Dave Douglas of Newark, Del. was leading U.S. golfer with fourth-place 289.


Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Social Outcast outran Bicarb in stretch to win first money of $60,550 in $87,650 Gallant Fox Handicap at Jamaica, N.Y. Ovie Scurlock, replacing suspended Eric Guerin, guided 18 to five choice to length-and-a-half victory in 13-furlong run. Co-favorite Rejected was disappointing eighth.

Roman Patrol finished fast to win by neck over favored Grandpaw in $55,375 Remsen Stakes at Jamaica. Victory was first this year for Pin Oak Farm.

Queen Elizabeth became first reigning monarch to top list of winning race horse owners in Britain for full season when her stable won $114,780 for 1954. Next in line: Robert Sterling Clark of the U.S. with $109,320.

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