Sport: Lemme Open Up

This was the way it had been when he was a kid in tough Utah mining towns, and punched out his right to play on the streets of Bingham and West Jordan. Last week's fight had hardly started before the broken-nosed, beetle-browed young brawler was sure he could win. After mixing it up in Madison Square Garden for six rounds with Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson, Challenger Gene Fullmer, 25, walked back to his corner and said, "I can knock him out, Marv. Lemme open up and knock him out."

Manager Marv Jenson saw...

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