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FLAT-FOOT FLOOGIE AND FLOYD

June 18, 1956
June 18, 1956

Table of Contents
June 18, 1956

Mantle Of The Babe
  • Some old champions improve with age. Thus Swaps sets a new mile record at Hollywood Park and Archie Moore defends his title by scoring the 88th knockout of his career in London. But the overpowering onrush of youth is one of sport's inevitable and most exciting dramas, exemplified last week by a 21-year-old Floyd Patterson battering his way a step nearer the coveted heavyweight championship. And by the brawny young man at the right, Mickey Charles Mantle, who eyes the most famous baseball record of all: Ruth's magic 60

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
Tip From The Top
Boxing
Track & Field
Horse Racing
Acknowledgments
The Outdoor Week
Fish Prints
Boating
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FLAT-FOOT FLOOGIE AND FLOYD

Hurricane Jackson's perpetual ring dance comes to a flat-footed stop as he runs into a jarring, sweat-spraying left hook, the start of a fast combination thrown by Floyd Patterson, and one of many which earned Patterson a richly deserved decision in Madison Square Garden last Friday night. For Martin Kane's account turn to p. 41

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The punching power and effectiveness of Floyd Patterson's two fists are shown in this series of pictures. In the first (top left) Floyd (in black trunks) is delivering a right to the side of Hurricane Jackson's head and is set to crash a left hook to the other side. In the second picture (center) a straight left slips through Hurricane's flailing arms. A hard right to the head has just jolted Jackson in the picture at top right. Patterson lands uppercut (bottom left) and prepares to cross over with his right. At bell (bottom right) Hurricane is too dazed to find corner without help. But the pictures reveal Floyd's youthful weakness: his failure to plant the balls of his feet firmly and so get full impact from his clean, sharp punches

SIX PHOTOSHY PESKIN