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Wallace (Bud) 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).
Randy Turpin , 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.
Julius Helfand , New York's boxing commissioner, resumed probe into mysterious interior of Managers' Guild, questioned suspended managers Cus D'Amato ( 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).
Bwamazon Farm's 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 19).
Wheatley 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.