Sport: A Night for Carmen

Carmen Basilio is a swaggering young (26) ex-marine with the biceps of a riveter and the combative instincts of a Brahma bull. As a prizefighter, he has won 36 out of 51 professional fights, and out of this indifferent record has won the title of New York State welterweight (147 Ibs.) champion. Boxers respect his clumsy punch, but Basilio cuts easily, and when he earned a shot at the world championship, the experts thought him easy meat for a slashing hitter like Cuba's Champion Kid Gavilan. Last week, fighting in his home town...

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