Sport: Time to Retire

In ten years of boxing, Bob Montgomery had earned more than $250,000, and put most of it away. He had won 47 of his 103 pro fights by knockouts, had twice been recognized by the New York Commission as world lightweight champion. Last August, Ike Williams knocked him out and took the title away from him. Since then, Montgomery had dropped two decisions.

He had been promised a return bout with Champion Williams, but last week Bob Montgomery thought better of it. At 28 he hung up his boxing gloves—for good, he said. He added, with candor and wisdom:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!