Sport: Sucker Punch

It doesn't pay to hit Joe Louis so hard it hurts him. By keeping things on a friendly basis, such smart boxers as Bob Pastor and Billy Conn induced the Brown Bomber to toy with them for as many as eleven and 13 rounds before the inevitable kill. But Tami (rhymes with mammy) Mauriello, the tubby Bronx challenger, decided to play rough. At the opening bell of last week's title fight he walked out from his corner, took one look at the overconfident Louis, and pitched a right with the urgency of a man unloading a hand grenade. It connected, and...

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