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ABOUT THIS SORRY BUSINESS OF HAND-PICKING OPPONENTS FOR CHAMPIONS, PARTICULARLY IN THE CASE OF ROCKY MARCIANO
May 16, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
The english are supposed to be models of restraint, as their American cousins are wielders of hyperbole, but happening to glance at a British sporting journal the other day I saw that the impending Marciano-Cockell...
May 16, 1955
California-bred Swaps beat Nashua and won the Derby, but failed to surprise Winning Jockey Willie Shoemaker—"When Nashua came up on us I knew we were going to win," said Willie the Shoe afterward. "Swaps was pricking...
May 09, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
An english heavyweight has come over to the States for a visit. While he's here he hopes to win the championship of the world. He has a better chance of accomplishing that than Archie Moore, Nino Valdes, Bob Baker or...
MARCIANO'S BATTERING OF DON COCKELL WAS MORE—AND LESS—THAN A RING BATTLE. IT ALMOST RESTARTED THE REVOLUTION
May 30, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
For Years I have pored over accounts of the English prize ring bare-knuckle battles and tried to visualize what those fights were like. Daniel Mendoza, the heavyweight champion from the London ghetto, had introduced...
March 07, 1955