Sport: Solid Fight Fare

"Boys, this is a championship fight and has to be a good fight. I don't want you . . . backpedaling and running away from each other all the time. You realize one of the points on which the judges and referee arrive at a decision is effective aggressiveness. . . ."

One of the two boys who got this straight talk from New York's new Boxing Administrator Eddie Eagan (TIME, Jan. 22) was the world's featherweight champion, Willie Pep. A master boxer with a featherweight punch, he had been dubbed "BackPedaling Bill" by...

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