Smith, scoring with insistent left hooks, closed Challenger Jimmy Carter's
right eye, survived savage 13th-round counterattack, kept world lightweight
title by decision before home-town crowd at Cincinnati (see page 12).
still chipping away rust after return to welterweight title hunt, outclassed
Lester Felton of Detroit in 10-rounder at Providence, R.I. for 16th straight
England's former world middleweight champion, called it quits after unsung
Canadian light heavyweight Gordon Wallace scored four knockdowns, knocked him
out in fourth round at London. Retirement scuttled Archie Moore-Turpin
light-heavy title fight proposed for January, produced Trinidad's Yolande
Pompey as probable replacement.
New York's boxing commissioner, resumed probe into mysterious interior of
Managers' Guild, questioned suspended managers
( Floyd Patterson),
Bobby Melnick (Tiger Jones), Bobby Nelson (no boy). Trio professed ignorance of
Guild workings. Said Melnick: "I know nothing. No one knows more than I
do" (see page 13).
Jovial Jove sprinted to nose victory over E. Gay Drake's midland streak Swoon's
Son in $58,425 Breeders Futurity at Keeneland, Ky.; Comedian Lou Costello's
West Coast hope Bold Bazooka ran fourth behind
C. V. Whitney's Career Boy in
$10,000 Garden State Trial, as 2-year-old picture remained blurred (see page
Stable's stretch-running gray filly High Voltage won $51,850 Vineland Handicap
by three lengths at Garden State Park, N.J., reinforced claim to year's
3-year-old distaff honors.
Mexico's jumping team, cut from four to two by injuries suffered in auto
accident, still performed brilliantly at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania National as
used novocain to relieve pain of cracked
George T. Weymouth's 6-year-old mare Star Salome won 25th Monmouth County '
Hunt Cup over timber barriers, his 5-year old mare Chee Oaks beat 11th Gold Cup
field over brush, as Wilmington, Del. sportsman swept features at Middletown,