Pick Fusari over Janiro in 10-Round Return Bout: Charlie Might Get Championship Fight with Gavilan If He Wins, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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CHARLIE FUSARl Pick Fusari Over Janiro In 10-Round Return Bout Charlie Might Get Championship Fight With Gavilan If He Wins NEWARK, N. J., June 6 UP .—Welterweight Charlie Fusari was heavily favored today to turn the tables on middleweight Tony Janiro in their return 10-round bout at Ruppert Stadium tomorrow night. Janiro of Youngstown, Ohio, won a majority decision over Fusari of Irvington, N. J., at Detroit, January 11, 1950. One judge voted a draw. Blond Fusari, 26, has two incentives for victory tomorrow night. He wants to blot out the Janiro defeat, and wants to earn another shot at the welterweight crown. Promoter Willie Gilzenberg and associates have offered welterweight champion Bad Gavilan a guarantee of 0*000 to defend against Fusari if he beats Janiro tomorrow night. Fusari fought Johhny Bratton for the then-vacant National Boxing Association portion of the welterweight title at Chicago, March 14; and he lost a disputed decision to the Chicago Negro, who later lost to Gavilan for the undisputed crown. Charlie was favored to beat Janiro tomorrow night because of his superior punch, despite Janiros previous victory and despite Janiros expected greater weight of about 153 pounds to 149. Janiro, 24, is a faster and smarter boxer than the ex-milkman from-Irvington. But Janiro also has the reputation of being a "faster liver." His backers are never certain of Tonys condition. And he now is working on a string of three straight defeats by Fitzie Pruden, Kid Gavilan and Rocky Graziano. The bout, staged In the ball park of the Newark Bears, will provide contributions for the Boys Club of Newark, and for the Veterans of Foreign Wars blood bank. It was expected. to attract about 8,000 fans and 0,000. It will be neither televised nor broadcast.

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