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Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, clowning Far Rockaway, N.Y. heavyweight, belied underdog role, displayed nimble dance routines between rounds, bolo punch, double uppercut during rounds, pranced off with unanimous decision over sluggish straight man Ezzard Charles in 10-rounder at Syracuse (see page 12). Said Ezzard Charles, "Next time I'll know how to fight a swarm of bees."
Joe Miceli, another underdog, looked like 10-to-1 favorite, bombed wild-swinging Art Aragon with vigorous lefts, sent eighth-ranked contender to canvas in first, went on to win lopsided 10-round decision in welterweight bout at Los Angeles. Luckless Aragon suffered first loss of year, severely damaged ankle.
Doug Ford , playing out of Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., displayed same consistent shooting that won recent PGA championship, scored three 69s, finished with 70 for 11 under par 277, defeated Leo Biagetti by three strokes, pocketed first prize of $3,420 in Ail-American tournament at Chicago. Red-headed Patty Berg won women's division for fourth time, beat runner-up Fay Crocker by six strokes, earned $1,000 with 302 for 72 holes.
Australia got shaky singles performances from Ken Rosewall, Rex Hartwig but decisive doubles victory by Hartwig and hard-hitting Lew Hoad , defeated Japan 4-0 before final match was rained out in Davis Cup Interzone semifinal at Glen Cove, N.Y. Aussies won right to meet Italy , European champions, in Interzone final this weekend at Germantown Cricket Club.
Sammy Giammalva, unseeded Houston, Tex. power-stroker, scored jarring upsets over Bob Falkenburg, Vic Seixas, Kurt Neilsen en route to finals, won week-long Eastern Grass Courts Championship by outlasting Gil in 3-hour volleying duel 6-2, 3-6, 11-9, 9-7, made Davis Shea Cup selection committee sit up, take notice, at South Orange, N.J. Fourth-seeded Barbara Scofield Davidson of Milwaukee won women's title with 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 victory over first-ranked Barbara Breit.