Sport: Unhung and Unemployed

Leo Leavitt is the kind of promoter who gives U.S. promoters a bad name. Stocky, brash and 53, Leo blew into Australia proclaiming: "I am the world's greatest promoter." Representing Western Promotions of San Francisco, he promptly made headlines by offering Aussie Miler Herb Elliott a fantastic $250,000 to turn pro. Elliott considered for five weeks, then refused. Leavitt turned truculent. He hinted darkly that he had a tape of a telephone conversation with Miler Elliott that could ruin his amateur standing. Trumpeted Leavitt: "I have one question to ask Elliott. If he doesn't give the right answer, he will never...

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