DOC KEARNS, Miami, Fla.
Former manager of Jack Dempsey
"Take politics out of boxing. I'm writing a book, Larceny Can Be Lovely. I never knew how lovely it could be until politics muscled into boxing. We can spot the fakes and we're fighting back. We'll save the game. We've organized the International Managers Guild with 1,000 members."
MRS. JOHN D. ANDERSON, Beverly Hills, Calif.
"I've never been at a prize fight. But TV takes boxing into my home. I like it. But the Gavilan-Saxton fight looked suspicious. Bouts like this will kill boxing on TV. I won't look. The federal government can rescue the sport by putting coast-to-coast fights under a federal commission."
NAT FLEISCHER, Scarsdale, N.Y.
Editor of Ring Magazine
"The boxing commissions must eliminate objectionable characters who are the true managers of the best boxers. Match-makers want top talent. But they have to go to sub rosa managers and take what they can get. This sometimes leads to a flop and a lot of criticism, as with Saxton and Gavilan."
DAVE SODEN, Brooklyn, N.Y.
"Boxing can be brought above reproach only through federal legislation. The President should appoint a boxing commission. A man like Jack Dempsey should head this commission. Under him should be men who know every angle of boxing. The public would trust a commission like this."