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Nino Valdes , long-armed Cuban heavyweight, raked roly-poly Don Cockell with sharp jabs and jolting hooks, floored game but inept Englishman in third, won by TKO when referee halted fight at end of same round in London. Valdes , beaten by Archie Moore last May, announced new policy ("to be a killer"), clamored for shot at winner of Rocky Marciano-Moore heavyweight title bout.
Tony DeMarco , relieved of welterweight crown by Carmen Basilio , threw bombs from opening bell, smashed befuddled former drama student Chico Vejar to canvas twice, was given TKO victory after 2:40 of first round at Boston.
Frankie Ryff , tender-skinned young New York lightweight, collected gash over left eye to match scar over right eye, skillfully outboxed and outpunched aggressive Joey Lopes to take 10-round decision at Detroit.
Pennsylvania Boxing Commission made latest move to clean up boxing, charged Anthony Ferrente and Carmen Graziano, co-managers of Lightweight Champion Wallace (Bud) Smith (who has agreed to defend title against Jimmy Carter , Oct. 19 in Cincinnati) and the jailed Joey Giardello , with "association with gamblers, racketeers and persons of ill repute," ordered both to appear at hearing in Philadelphia, Sept. 22 to show cause why their licenses should not be revoked or suspended.
Harvie Ward , handsome, 29-year-old transplanted North Carolinian who now hails from San Francisco, blasted shots straight and long off tee, used rusty putter accurately over tricky James River Course greens, overwhelmed weekend golfer Bill Hyndman of Philadelphia 9 and 8 to become first Southern-born player since Bobby Jones to win U.S. Amateur championship at Richmond, Va. (see page 22).
Bernard (Tut) Bartzen, hustling San Angelo, Tex. ballhawk, surprised newly crowned but weary National Champion Tony Trabert, scored 7-9, 11-9, 6-4 upset victory in long-delayed (since July) Tri-state-Western final at Cincinnati.