Power Punching Trick Helped Davey in Victory Over Vejar: Ten-Day Practice Session With Lew Tendler Enabled Chuck to Floor Adversary, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-09


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Power Punching Trick Helped Davey in Victory Over Vejar TenDay Practice Session With Lew Tendler Enabled Chuck to Floor Adversary AdversaryBy By ED SAINSBURY SAINSBURYUnited United Press Sports Writer WriterChuck Chuck Daveys boxing book learning placed only second yesterday to some prac ¬ tical instruction by a veteran southpaw Lew Tendler TendlerDavey Davey used the trick of power punching learned in a 10day practice session with Tendler to pound Chico Vejar to the canvas twice with body blows and take a convincing 10round decision in the Chicago Stadium 1 Wednesday WednesdayThe The triumph 32nd of Daveys pro career which began after he won four national collegiate titles as a Michigan State scrap ¬ per preserved his undefeated record More important it elevated him into position as one of the leading contenders for welter ¬ weight champion Kid Gavilans title titleDavey Davey actually floored Vejar four times twice in the first round for counts of six and eight with blows to the head But Vejar shook these off and came back strong there ¬ after Then Davey put in the convincer in the sixth and seventh In each case he boomed a left to the stomach and in each case he put Chico doiwni the first time for a six count the second for eight And these were the punches that won wonLefts Lefts to Stomach Hurt HurtHe He didnt hurt me too much with the head punches Vejar said They slowed me up but those lefts to the stomach really made the difference Hes probably the fastest man with his hands in the business 1 want a rematch though Vejar said I know his style now and I can beat him and I want to fight him again againVejar Vejar who suffered his second defeat in 43 fights said it was not his hardest battle battleDavey Davey agreed that he had tougher scraps too But he felt better for this one than for any other fight Hes a hard hitter Davey said and hes got a lot of heart Lord how he kept coming back Im hitting a lot harder with that left hand now since Tendler got hold of me He taught me to put iny body behind the blow and Ive somehow got a lot more power with the punch punchDavey Davey despite his record of 22 knockouts in 32 fights never before put his foe on the canvas in the first round But against Vejar he had too much polish and punch all the way wayHis His blocking defensively kept Vejar from landing a solid blow until the ninth round and meanwhile the Stamford Conn scrap ¬ per had lost the bout boutVejar Vejar raked in the larger share of the money from the crowd of 8773 though He was paid 9500 and Davey 7900 including 1500 to each for television The outcome made little difference in future plans for either fighter Daveys next match probably will be in Indianapolis May 29 probably against Fitzie Pruden while Vejar planned to get back into action soon in the East

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