Sport: Missing: a Cruncher

Jersey Joe Walcott, a famously shifty old party, did everything but Cakewalk. He jigged and jogged, ducked and bobbed, occasionally threw a solid punch. It was a typical Walcott performance, one that the aging Joe* has down pat. It was also precisely the kind of performance expected by Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles, 29, and from the opening bell, Charles set about the task of wearing old Joe down. It was more than he was up to.

Fortunately for Ezzard, his plodding competence did pile up points for eight rounds. In the ninth, one of his left hooks sent Walcott tumbling to the...

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