Sport: Archie's Rocky Road

Slimmed down from his normal bulk to a trim 175, Light-Heavyweight Boxing Champion Archie Moore was a good big man, able but ancient (38). Up from 160 Ibs., to an overblown 170, Middleweight Champion Carl ("Bobo") Olson, 26, was a good little man, ambitious but amenable. One steamy evening last week, 27,431 fans plunked down $206,784 at New York's Polo Grounds to learn whether Challenger Olson, no knockout specialist, could outlast 2-to-1 Favorite Moore. After 19 hectic years in the ring, 143 professional bouts, Moore had already designated (in paid newspaper ads) his...

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