Sport: Life at La Ronda

The contracts were signed, the tickets went on sale at $10 to $100 a seat, and the promotional drums began going rub-a-dub-dub. Off to a fancy Catskills resort last week went World Heavyweight Champion Ingemar Johansson, accompanied by a horde of newsmen, handlers and hangers-on, as he began training to defend his title in Manhattan's Polo Grounds on June 20.

His opponent had been training for months, but under very different circumstances. In a shabby, shut-down Fairfield County, Conn, nightclub, with a ring set up on the dance floor and punching bags slung over the sagging bandstand. Floyd Patterson talked broodingly...

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