, run-of-the-mill Chicago heavyweight whose only claim to fame was knockout victory over Cesar Brion, floored over-the-hill Ezzard Charles in first round, again in ninth with vicious two-fisted attack, had former heavyweight king reeling when Referee Eddie Coachman stopped fight at Miami Beach. Holman jumped to No. 5 in The Ring magazine ratings, promptly challenged Rocky Marciano to title fight; Charles dropped to sixth, announced intention to continue fighting.
, Los Angeles lightweight hopeful, staggered Lauro Salas twice with powerful rights to head in fifth round, went on to win 10-round decision over ex-champion at Los Angeles, avenged defeat suffered two months ago.
, former world middleweight titleholder, scored second-round KO over Alex Buxton, won British light heavyweight crown at London.
Glenn (Fireball) Roberts, Daytona Beach speed demon, pushed his Cadillac-powered Chevrolet at average speed of 100.38 mph, beat Curtis Turner of Roanoke, Va. by 27 seconds in NASCAR 200-mile modified stock car race at Darlington, S.C. Bill Widenhouse of Midland, N.C. was third but set new record of 113.976 mph with Cadillac-powered Chevrolet in time trials.
Squadron A, led by Jack Ivory, hard-driving No. 2 who was named most valuable player, and Phil Brady, who scored six goals, upset favored NYAC trio 11-8, won national senior indoor title in New York.
Hotel Spaniol of St. Cloud, Minn, ripped off 3,081 series, moved into second place in ABC tournament at Ft. Wayne, Ind. Pfeiffer's Beer of Detroit held team lead with 3,136. Other leaders at halfway mark: Singles, Eddie Gerzine of Milwaukee with 738; doubles, Harry Zoeller and George Pacropis of Wilkes Barre, Pa. with 1,365; all-events, Fred Bujack of Detroit with 1,993.
, fast-talking, fast-running Kansas miler who set U.S. outdoor record of 4:00.5 in April, and
; a son, their first child, at Lawrence, Kan.
BORN—To Fortune Gordien, discus-throwing champion, holder of world record, and Mrs. Gordien; twin boys, their second and third children, at Portland, Ore.