Prizefighting: End of the Street

"Call me a come-in fighter. Call me a counterpuncher. Call me anything you want," said Featherweight Davey Moore, 29. "You really want to know what I am? I'm a street fighter, man, the best you ever saw."

Even after he won the featherweight championship of the world from Nigeria's Hogan Bassey in 1959, diminutive (5 ft. 3 in., 126 lbs.) Davey Moore liked most to boast of his boyhood reputation as the best fist-foot-knee-and-thumb fighter ever produced by Kiefer Junior High School in Springfield. Ohio. Son of a Negro clergyman, Moore was a professional of sorts by the time he...

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