Sport: Fallen Idol

Charles Pierce ("Chuck") Davey is well educated (an M.A. in education from Michigan State), well built (147 Ibs., 5 ft. 8½ in.), and he was well ballyhooed as an up & coming boxer. Turning pro in 1949, he fought 39 straight fights without a loss. Kid Gavilan, born about the same time as Davey, was educated in the sugar-cane fields of Camaguey, Cuba, where he developed a sleekly muscled body (146 Ibs., 5 ft. 10 in.) and a demonstrated ability to take care of himself with his fists (105 pro fights since 1943).

Davey, fresh-faced, sandy-haired, and the scholarly looking victim...

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