Savold Lands in England for Woodcock Title Bout: British to Recognize Winner as Worlds Heavyweight Champ, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-05


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Savold Lands in England For Woodcock Title Bout British to Recognize Winner As Worlds Heavyweight Champ SOUTHHAMPTON, Eng., May 4 UP.— Lee Savold, of Paterson, N. J., who meets Bruce Woodcock at White City on June 6 forthe British version of the world heavyweight title, arrived here aboard the Queen Elizabeth today. Savold was welcomed by a small army of sports writers headed by promoter Jack Solomons, who announced that he would bill the fight for the world heavyweight title regardless of whether American boxing groups continue to recognize Ezzard Charles as title holder. "The British Boxing Board of Control and the European Boxing Union have both given me authority to call this the world championship," Solomons said. He made the announcement when he greeted Savold and his manager. Bill Daly. Solomons said he expected a gate of 80,000 pounds sterling 24,000 and a capacity crowd of 50,000 at the White City arena. Top price will be 10 guineas 0.. Savold, who blushed as he posed for pictures with movie actress Dorothy Lamour, said he weighed 197 pounds, was in excellent shape and expected to enter the fight at about 190. Daly added that Savold had shown up well in a private 10-round bout staged in New Jersey with a "top-ranking negro heavyweight." "I had to arrange the fight because Lee has been out of action for almost 18 months," Daly said. "I cant give you the name of the opponent, but hes very good." Savold will train at Scarborough, an East Coast resort whose civil corporation has offered him free accommodations. Woodcock will train in an ancient castle in Wales, offered him by an admirer.

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