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East Meets West

June 06, 1960
June 06, 1960

Table of Contents
June 6, 1960

Inalienable Dog
Editorials
Upset
In The Andes
Spectacle
Boxing
Track
Chess
Bowling
Waterfowl
Baseball's First Quarter
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

East Meets West

Twenty thousand Japanese fight fans abandoned their traditional Oriental reserve last week at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium to cheer in patriotic frenzy as their challenger, Kenji Yonekura, took on Bantamweight Champion José Becerra of Mexico. But Becerra showed up with enthusiastic backers of his own: 150 swarthy aficionados who came 7,000 miles to behave at ringside like heated Mexican jumping beans. "Viva Mexico!" they shouted when Becerra won a split decision. An international answer came from the disappointed 20,000: "Boo!"

This is an article from the June 6, 1960 issue Original Layout

TWO PHOTOSJUN MIKIWAVING HANDS AND SHOUTING, EXUBERANT TOKYO FANS ENCOURAGE HOME-TOWN FAVORITE YONEKURA, WHILE FAR-FROM-HOME MEXICANS IN SERAPES AND SOMBREROS CHEER THEIR COUNTRYMAN, BECERRA