Sport: Still a Good Man

Any time after the second round of his ten-round exhibition fight with Pat Valentino in Chicago last week, Joe Louis could have knocked his stumbling opponent out. Instead, the retired champion nursed the mop-haired San Franciscan along with blood-drawing lefts until the clock showed 2:45 of the eighth round. Then, as if on cue, he hit Valentino with a vicious left hook and a chopping right, neatly dropping his victim in front of the ringside seat of new N.B.A. Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles. Murmured Charles, who had finished Valentino in eight rounds himself last October, "Man, that Joe looks awful good;...

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