Sport: Old Breed

Archibald Lee Moore, light-heavyweight champion of the world, kept the transcontinental call properly terse. "You wanna fight Willi Besmanoff in Louisville the night before the Derby?" asked Archie's manager in New York. "How much?" asked Archie in San Diego. "Ten thousand." Said Archie: "I'll be there."

One of the old breed of journeyman fighters, proud of his trade, Old Archie (41 going on 44) is always in shape, always ready to throw punches for pay. So last week he simply packed his bag, flew to Louisville and on Derby Eve treated a race-wise crowd to a professional demonstration of ring-wise skill. Archie's...

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