Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 24, 1956

¶ After too many years of timid boxing and tainted decisions that gave him the world's welterweight championship. Johnny Saxton tried his hand at honest fistfighting. For a few rounds at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium, he moved in and traded punches with Challenger Carmen Basilio. By the time he backed off and tried to defend himself, he was so beaten up he had nothing left. In the ninth round Basilio pounded him senseless. While Saxton was being lugged to his corner, the onetime Canastota (N.Y.) onion farmer knelt in mid-ring to give a...

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