Sport: Scoreboard, Mar. 4, 1957

CJ It took Welterweight Champion Carmen Basilio nine bruising rounds to win back his title from Johnny Saxton last September in Syracuse. He needed fewer than two rounds when Johnny tried a comeback in Cleveland last week. Basilio shot out of his corner at the opening bell, chopped at his challenger with a vicious, two-fisted attack that sent ringsiders' memories back to the second Louis-Schmeling fight of 1938. By the end of the first round, Saxton was on his heels. Midway in the second, a wrist-deep right to the midsection made him drop his guard; a left hook landed on his...

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