Sport: Boxer v. Puncher

The promoters tried to bill it as the "fight of the century," and barred radio and television from ringside, but the fans were not fooled. Only 31,188 customers turned up in Yankee Stadium to see Heavyweight Harry ("Kid") Matthews, a pretty boxer who can't punch, square off against "Rocky" Marciano, a rugged puncher who can't box.

In the first round, Matthews nimbly danced away from most of Marciano's bullish lunges, but caught a slam-bang one-two on the jaw just before the bell. The referee steered the Kid toward his own corner. In the other corner, Marciano's manager then told Rocky: "Stop hooking....

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