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August 29, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Bob Satterfield , glass-chinned Chicago heavyweight (knocked out 11 times in career), kept landing with overhand right, felled Cuba's befuddled Nino Valdes for 8-count in 10th, won unanimous decision at Chicago Stadium.

Neal Rivers, Niagara Falls middleweight, floored Veteran Jimmy King, then took 8-count himself, hung on grimly to capture unanimous decision in savage 10-rounder at New York.

Maurice Harper, Sid Flaherty's welterweight hope, pounded Al Villafarra at will, won 7-round TKO at Stockton, Calif.

Charles E. Potter, Michigan Republican, acting on resolution adopted by National Boxing Association, said he would recommend Senate probe into boxing's underworld ties. Dead-panned President James D. Norris of IBC: "I don't deal with racketeers" (see page 11).


Swaps, Kentucky Derby winner prepping for match race with Nashua, raced first time on grass, took $146,425 American Derby at Washington Park, Homewood, Ill. (see page 18).

Alfred Vanderbilt's Social Outcast, Eric Guerin up, captured lead in stretch, won $55,700 Saratoga Handicap by 3 lengths over Red Hannigan at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Win pushed 5-year-old gelding's total earnings to $534,800.

Brookmeade Stable's County Clare wore down leaders under urging from Jockey Sam Boulmetis , won $32,875 Atlantic City Turf Handicap by length and three-quarters over Kaster, at May's Landing, N.J.

Career Boy, C. V. Whitney's 2-year-old colt, turned on speed in stretch, captured $26,425 Grand Union Hotel Stakes at Saratoga Springs, Hedley Woodhouse up.

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