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Archie Moore, crafty old ring wanderer who has been vainly seeking shot at Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano , put light heavyweight crown on line against balding middleweight king Carl (Bobo) Olson, deftly picked off latter's best blows, exploded with "double right," smashing left hook to score clean knockout in third round at New York's Polo Grounds (see page 50). Confident Moore blandly announced to world, "I can beat any fighter who lives," prepared to test his claim in September bout with Marciano.
Vince Martinez , fourth-ranked welterweight from Paterson, N.J., came out of 6�-month retirement forced by managers' boycott which prompted New York State Athletic Commission to launch inquiry, dropped aggressive Chico Varona in fourth, gave Cuban fighter dazzling 10-round boxing lesson to walk off with unanimous decision at Syracuse, N.Y. (see pages 9, 56).
Floyd Patterson , fast-punching Brooklyn light heavyweight, banged away at Canadian champion Yvon Durelle with quick combinations, forced opponent to quit at end of fifth round before jampacked crowd at Newcastle, N.B.
TRACK AND FIELD
NYAC broke two-year Los Angeles AC monopoly, scored 111 points to win unofficial team championship as five records fell in National AAU championships at Boulder, Col. Air Force's husky Parry O'Brien won shotput with toss of 58 feet 5� inches, spun discus 175 feet 7 inches, was meet's only double champion. Other winners: Abilene Christian's Bobby Morrow edged Rod Richard, Dean Smith and Bob Washington in 0:09.5 blanket finish 100; garrulous Wes Santee gave advance notice that he was bothered by 5,000-foot altitude, had to come from behind to win mile in slow 4:11.5; Indiana's Milt Campbell took 120-yard high hurdles in 0:14.7; New York Pioneer Club's Charley Pratt sped over 220-yard low hurdles in 0:23.5; Josh Culbreath of Morgan State won 440-yard hurdles in 0:52; Villanova's Charlie Jenkins romped to victory in 0:46.7 quarter-mile; Dick Hart of Philadelphia was first in six-mile run in 31:58.5; Horace Ashen-felter coasted home in 14:45.2 in three-mile run; Ken Reiser of Eugene, Ore. copped two-mile steeplechase in 10:20.7; Henry Laskau of New York's 92nd Street YMHA won two-mile walk in 15:09.4; Bob Richards of Los Angeles AC soared 15 feet to win pole vault; Ernie Shelton of Los Angeles AC and Compton's 18-year-old Charlie Dumas each cleared 6 feet 10 inches to tie for first in high jump; Victor Paredes of Cuban National Physical Education Institute captured hop, step and jump with 50-foot 3-inch effort (see page 13).
Pacific Coast Conference stars won only seven first places but broke three records, including college two-mile mark by Fernando Ledesma of USC, outscored Big Ten 75-57 in annual intersectional meet at Berkeley, Calif. UCLA's Bobby Seaman, latest U.S. hope for four-minute mile, won his event in slick 4:04.4 while another UCLA's, Don Vick, pegged shotput 56 feet 2� inches for meet standards.
Cary Middlecoff , stroking with precision of well-oiled machine, burned up course with record-tying 63 on final round, finished with 16-under-par 272, beat out husky Mike Souchak by two strokes to take Western Open at Portland, Ore.
Patty Berg , 37-year-old links veteran, parlayed long driving and hot putter into 292 for 72 holes, edged Fay Crocker and Louise Suggs by two strokes to win Women's Western Open at Madison, Wis. for fifth time since 1941.