Sport: Britain's Best

British boxing fans hardly knew what to make of Bruce Woodcock, whose quiet manner camouflaged a paralyzing right-hand wallop. In 19 professional fights, he had won 18 of them by knockouts within six rounds. Last week, paying $2 to $42 for their seats, 38,000 jammed London's Tottenham Stadium to see Challenger Woodcock meet Champion Jack London for the British and Empire heavyweight, crown.

Tucking chin into shoulder in true British style, blue-eyed Bruce saved his Sunday punch for five rounds. Then, putting 182 Ibs. of power into a short right, he blasted the 215-lb. champion through the ropes. The champ made the...

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