Sport: Scoreboard, Mar. 26, 1956

¶ Too late. Welterweight Champion Carmen Basilio discovered that he never had a chance in his title bout with Challenger Johnny Saxton in Chicago. Carmen ran himself ragged trying to catch his man, but ex-Champ Saxton stayed on his bicycle, avoided a knockout, and for his reward, received a unanimous decision that shocked sportswriters and spectators alike into a long Bronx cheer. "I just don't know why people feel badly because I won," said the new champion.

¶ Carrying the orange silks of Leslie Combs's Spendthrift Farms on St. Patrick's Day was much...

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