Sport: Scoreboard, Nov. 25, 1957

¶ When he was not stopping punches with his face, former Middleweight Champion Gene Fullmer was forced to use every weapon he had as he tried to fight his way past Las Vegas' Neal Rivers for another crack at the title. For ten rounds he threw fists, forehead and shoulders with fierce abandon, and for ten rounds he caught as much as he threw. The verdict: a split decision for Fullmer. The surgical count: 16 stitches for Fullmer, only six for Rivers.

¶ Catching the same sort of fever that heated up Rice and Notre...

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