Sport: Champ With the Crown

Welterweight Billy Graham had fought Champion Kid Gavilan three times before. Irish Billy took a split decision in one of two nontitle bouts. Cuba's "Kid Hawk" won the other, plus a title defense against Billy—also on split decisions. But the last time Slugger Graham tangled with Boxer Gavilan, Billy's admirers were bitter as they left Madison Square Garden. They muttered darkly that Billy had been robbed; they began calling him "the champ without the crown."

One sweltering evening this week, some 40,000 fans flocked to Havana's Gran Stadium to watch Billy make his second try at deposing the champ with the crown....

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