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On This Day: Archie Moore retains world light-heavyweight title against Joey Maxim

The original 1954 Boxing News fight report of Archie Moore's third win over Joey Maxim
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FIRST PUBLISHED, February 5, 1954

MIAMI: ARCHIE MOORE, 37-year-old world’s light-heavyweight champion, retained his title here on January 27 by outpointing former holder Joey Maxim over fifteen rounds.

Maxim was down for “seven” in the eighth, and took a further count of “eight” in the eleventh. Each time he weathered the storm, but the decision in favour of Moore was unanimous. Referee Cy Guthrie scored it 145 points to 137, and the two judges 148-145 and 145-134 respectively.