Sport: Good Old Gus

"Yes," said Gus, "it's almost time to hang up the trunks." That was about a month ago, when he was feeling his age. At 33, he was an old man among boxers, even though the sportwriters had just crowned him 1947's Fighter of the Year. Last week, as Light-Heavyweight Champion Gus Lesnevich climbed into the ring at Madison Square Garden, plenty of eyes in the house were on his opponent—Billy Fox. Fox was only 22, and had won 50 of his 51 fights by knockouts. Fox, everybody said, looked like a possible contender for Joe Louis' wobbly heavyweight crown, if he...

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