NOW that Rocky Marciano has disposed so summarily of Harry Matthews in their undoubted eliminator for the world’s heavyweight championship at the Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (July 28, 1952), the International Boxing Club of New York has announced they will stage a title bout between Marciano and champion Jersey Joe Walcott in September at the same venue.
But that does not mean to say the fight will not take place, although such is highly probable. Any doubt on the subject is due to the fact that for the first time since the days of Tex Rickard, the fistic dictators have not got a stranglehold on the champion.
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