BOXING—Continuing his spectacular climb up the ranks of the lightweights, undefeated Raymundo (Battling) Torres sent his fellow Mexicans into hysterics by taking fourth-ranked Johnny Busso apart at the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium. In the first round Torres belted Busso to the canvas with two lefts, put him away for the night with another left in the second. It was the 27th victory for 18-year-old Torres.
FIELD HOCKEY—Nine foreign and three U.S. teams crowded onto the fields at Greenwich, Conn. and Rye, N.Y. in a 32-game festival, revealed Argentina, who won all six of their games, as the best team and strongest Olympic contender to represent the Western Hemisphere in field hockey at the 1960 Olympics. In both games against the U.S. National squad Argentina won 1-0 in close contests. The Privateers Field Hockey Club of Greenwich, a touring team not eligible for the Olympics—though some of its members play on the eligible National team did not play Argentina but went undefeated in seven games against other countries.
HORSE RACING—Heady from his victory in the Cowdin Stakes earlier this month, Warfare took off in the country's oldest juvenile race, the $230,300 Champagne Stakes at Aqueduct, put the crowd on its feet when he caught front-running favorite Tompion at the head of the stretch. Running on the outside, Warfare whooshed past the finish a length ahead and going away (see page 46). The gray colt from California (son of 1954 Kentucky Derby winner Determine) thus becomes the leading 2-year-old of the season, at least until the next major race for 2-year-olds, the Garden State Stakes, October 31.
INVESTIGATIONS—The New York Boxing Commission, handing down the decision of its investigation of "irregularities" surrounding the Patterson-Johansson promotion, directed Cus D'Amato, Rosensohn Enterprises (Vincent J. Velella, president) and Bill Rosensohn to show cause why their licenses should not be revoked; barred D'Amato sidekick Charlie Black from participating in or even attending any fight and recommended that the state legislature enact a statute requiring the licensing of those who telecast, broadcast or film a fight. The commission discredited Velella, refusing to believe his pious claim that Tony (Fat) Salerno was an innocent bystander and played no role in the promotion; praised Rosensohn for his candor, assistance and cooperation during the investigation.
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