"I don't need
money," answered Tiger Louis. "I got all the money in Tennessee. I'm on
We were eating
dinner in the kitchen of the cottage on the edge of the airport where Marciano
lives as he trains to fight Ezzard Charles Sept. 15. Marciano got up and
demonstrated how Louis arrived. He went outside and closed the door behind him
and then flung it open. He stood there with his right hand raised
Rocky," Marciano said. "Hiya, champ. He walked right in and put his
hand out. I said who are you? He said, Rocky, I'm Tiger Louis. I'm ready to
The Tiger is
paunchy and unmarked, but he is an agreeable fellow and states his admiration
for Marciano in endless tributes. He is living with the sparring partners and
spends his time trying to get Marciano to pose with him when the hotel
photographer drops by.
Marciano's trainer, decided to put Louis in with Joe Gannon who works with the
"The Tiger was
game," said Al Colombo, who is Marciano's friend. "He threw a lot of
punches but Joe rattled combinations off his chin. He's not going to box with
The Tiger came to
the house to get Marciano to autograph his collection of photographs.
liable to kill you," I said.
"It would be a
pleasure to be killed by him," Louis said.
fight?" I asked.