Barrone and Keough Test English Ring Champions: Brion Battles Gardner Before 50,000 Fans in London Arena, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Barrone and Keough Testj English Ring Champions Brion Battles Gardner Before 50,000 Fans in London Arena LONDON, England, June 4 UP . — Nick Barrone of Syracuse, N. Y., Jackie Keough of Cleveland and Cesar Brion of Argentina will try to halt the world title hopes of three British champions tomorrow night at White City Stadium. Barrone will fight Don Dockell, British and European fight heavyweight champion. Keough will meet British middleweight champion, Randolph vTurpin, while Brion will tackle Jack Gardner, British and European heavyweight king. Each bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. The three fights are the features of promoter Jack Solomons card. The program, , which Solomons has billed as the "Festival of Champions," is assured a sell-out crowd of 50,000 with ticket prices ranging from 10 shillings .40 to 10 guineas ,1.92. Brion, Who probably will concede 12 pounds, was expected to give Gardner his stiffest test. The English ex-guardsman should weigh in at about 208, while the Argentinian probably will weigh 196. Gardner wound up his training beefing at the lack of sparmates and nursing a sore left hand, which he jarred on a punching bag. The British champion planned to fight with his left Wrist braced by a strap. Brion finished his training in good shape. He impressed local experts with his left but was expected to suffer from Gardners heavier punches. The Cockell-Barrone match may prove the best on the card. Cockell has lacked aggressiveness in past fights but did his best training in preparation for his bout with the American. Turpin was expected to make short work of Keough in his bid for a match with world middleweight champion Ray Robinson. I

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