Sport: Best Bum of the Lot

Garrulous Jack ("Doc") Kearns, 67, knows how it feels to manage real champions; he handled both Jack Dempsey* and Mickey Walker. He dismisses all the big fellows fighting today with one word—"Bums"—but adds quickly that he is handling "the best bum of the lot." His bum is Light Heavyweight Joey Maxim (real name: Joseph Antonio Berardinelli), 26, a clever, stand-up boxer from Cleveland with a machine-gun left and an accurate right.

A month ago, when the two of them arrived in Britain for Maxim's go at the light-heavyweight title, Kearns got on his soapbox...

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