Aug. 16, 1954
Aug. 16, 1954

Table of Contents
Aug. 16, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned tallest headlines

Table of Contents
The Wonderful World Of Sport
New Golden Age
Western Trout
Under 21
  • An Australian bumarin—better known as boomerang—can outfly a Mickey Mantle home run. But unlike a baseball, this sickle-shaped piece of wood will twirl right back to you

  • Hikers and golfers are among its many victims and the blistering itch can be cured only by time

A Place To Be
Horse Racing
Sport In Art
Column Of The Week
Fisherman's Calendar
Sporting Look
  • By William F. Talbert

    He's had plenty this season and it's nobody's fault but his own

Last Laugh


Ringside color pictures by Mark Kauffman are the best argument for the rematch between Charles and Marciano

Never before had a challenger remained so pridefully erect to take so heavy a pounding; never had the moment of the kill seemed so incessantly near and yet so elusive; never in modern times had a 15-round light for the heavyweight championship of the world been more dramatic. That was the first meeting of Ezzard Charles, a superb boxer, and Rocky Marciano, the champion whose style is to absorb all the power his opponent can produce and then return it double. For five rounds Charles maneuvered and boxed and was winning. Then the champion shook his head and began to shoulder forward. Although he missed his mark more often than he hit it, the results of Marciano's blows on the perfectly conditioned body of ex-champion Charles amply proved the power of Marciano's rights and lefts.

This is an article from the Aug. 16, 1954 issue Original Layout

When it was all over, a battered Ezzard Charles whispered: "I thought I had it won.... I want him again."

Last week Charles got his wish. Promoter Morris, knowing it was the wish of the fans, too, signed them to fight again. Place: Yankee Stadium, New York. Date: September 15

Mercilessly pounded, his face twisted and puffed, the exhausted Charles sagged against the ropes in the 15th, but remained standing to gain more popularity in defeat than he ever knew as heavyweight champion