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Lightweight Champion Joe Brown, matched punch for punch by left-sticking Orlando Zulueta, suddenly found Cuban on floor in 13th and again in 15th, when Referee Ray Keech stopped title fight with 21 seconds left before sparse (3,000) gathering at Denver. Explained Zulueta: "There was something in my eye, I had to wink, then he hit me with a right."
Rory Calhoun, promising young middleweight belter, turned able boxer to give favored (6 to 5) Joey Giambra good going over, but best he could get from officials, who split vote three ways, was draw in 10-rounder at Syracuse.
Bobo Olson, rocked into oblivion by Sugar Ray Robinson but in need of ready cash to help support his various and sundry families, checked in at overstuffed 187 pounds for comeback, mixed it up with another over-the-hill ex-champion, Joey Maxim, for 10 cautious rounds before getting split decision at Portland, Ore.
Welterweight Vince Martinez, Manager Bill Daly's most reluctant tiger, backpedaled, counterpunched and starred in reverse version of chase as bustling Former Champion Kid Gavilan tried earnestly to catch up, but piled up enough points to win 10-round decision at Jersey City.
British Jaguars made news at Le Mans, sweeping first four places. Victory went to car piloted by Ivor Bueb and Ron Flockhart, who covered 2,830 miles in 24 hours at average speed of 113.8 mph (see page 21). Class winners: up to 750 cc, Lotus; up to 1,100 cc, Lotus; up to 1,500 cc, Porsche; up to 2,000 cc, Ferrari; up to 3,000 cc, Aston Martin. Index of performance prize: won by British 744 cc. Lotus, driven by Cliff Allison and Keith Hall.
Walt Hansgen, white-helmeted New Jersey sports-car dealer, booted one of Briggs Cunningham's D Jaguars around slippery Road America course at Elkhart Lake, Wis. with assurance in light rain to win 150-mile SCCA feature with record speed of 82.759 mph.