Sport: More Than Enough

Gone were the gaudiest characters—the clowning dwarf, the private golf pro, the personal barber—who had ridden the coattails of the champ. When Sugar Ray Robinson arrived in Chicago last week, a challenger once more for the middleweight title he had given up when he retired in 1952, his entourage had been trimmed to a modest number that included his wife, his son, a cook, a valet, a personal bodyguard, a sparring partner, two trainers, two managers and two press-agents. For a man of Sugar's high tastes, his relative economy suggested that he meant business.

Few fight fans were impressed. Champion Bobo Olson,...

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