Yama Bahama, unranked West Indian middleweight, chased weaving, backtracking Del Flanagan until he caught him, piled up enough points with jolting left to win dull 10-rounder at Chicago (see below).
NBA played give-and-take with new Middleweight Champion Carmen Basilio, naming him Boxer of Month for his "courageous and victorious performance" against Sugar Ray Robinson and stripping him of his welterweight crown. NBA also tapped Tony De Marco, Isaac Logart, Vince Martinez and Gil Turner as leading contenders, proposed elimination tournament to fill vacant title. Sharkey AA, Boston outlet of IBC chimed in with its own settlement, announced De Marco and fifth-ranked Virgil Akins would meet at Boston Garden Oct. 25 for "world welterweight title."
Matchmaker George Parnassus took step to settle disputed world bantamweight title, signed NBA Champion Raul (Raton Macias of Mexico and World Boxing Committee Champion Alphonse Halima of France for TV 15-rounder at Los Angeles' Wrigley Field Nov. 6
Detroit's Gordie Howe and New York's Dean Prentice whisked third-period shots past Montreal Goalie Jacques Plante to break 3-3 deadlock and give talented NHL All-Stars 5-3 victory over Canadiens in preseason exhibition before 13,002 at Montreal.
Frenchman Raoul Meyer's Oroso, off and running hard, held pace when favored Tanerko faded, out-dueled Denisy, another outsider, to finish first by half length in Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe which attracted more than 100,000 elegantly togged-out spectators to Paris' Longchamp track. Four-year-old Oroso earned $114,000 for owner, 53 to 1 payoff for lucky bettors, satisfaction for Jockey Serge Boullenger, France's top rider in 1956 who was on 24-hour pass from army base. C. V. Whitney's Career Boy, solidly boxed at start, never was in contention, finished far back in ruck. Jockey Sam Boulmetis had no excuses: "I had no place to go at first. Later on I had plenty of room. But Career Boy didn't, run fast enough."
Reneged, big bay 4-year-old, proved to be best of second-flight horses at Belmont, brushing off challenging Cavort in stretch to win $55,400 Manhattan Handicap by two going-away lengths. Race was last for Jock Whitney's Riley, who bobbled twice under Jockey Ted Atkinson, broke right hind leg and was destroyed on spot.
Billing Bear, Mrs. Cordelia May's sturdy 8-year-old gelding leaper, surged into lead at two-mile mark, pulled away resolutely to open up six-length spread over Evian, became first to win Rolling Rock Hunt Club's $5,000 International Gold Cup steeplechase twice at Ligonier, Pa., also qualified for England's Grand National.
Oh. Shady Hill's Cavalier, 20-month-old black cocker spaniel who had never before reached final, strutted sprightly and confidently to take best-in-show at Devon (Pa.) Dog Show Association event, bringing joy to Co-owners Alan H. Sidnam and R. Kenneth Cobb, praise from Judge George H. Hartman: "A sound dog and a gay shower."