Maxim, Robinson Will Undergo Commission Physicals at Camps: Kid Gavilan and Gil Turner Sign for Welterweight Title Go in Philadelphia, July 7, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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, _ _ . _1 Maxim, Robinson Will Undergo CommissionPhysicalsatCampsl Kid Gavilan and Gil Turner * Sign for Welterweight Title Go in Philadelphia, July 7 By BARNEY NAGLER Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, N. Y., June 9.— Much as you would expect, if you were this agent, theyre trying to retail the story these days-that Joey Maxim, the world light-heavyweight champion, is having trouble making the 175-pound limit for his defense against Sugar Ray Robinson in the Polo Grounds June 23. Ojut of Grossinger, N. Y„ where the light-heavyweight bossman is limbering muscles and ego for the 15 -rounder, the completely calculated word is that Maxim is eating so much herring and lox, he is beset by a weighty problem. "This is sheer nonsense and, as such, to be discarded with this one contribution. From here on in there will be no discussion in this section of Maxims weight, apart from the mere fact of reporting his day-to-day poundage. This will be subject to suspicion. Jack Kearns, Maxims manager, is an old hand at ballyhoo. He goes back to the day when it was regarded as fashionable to report that the champion saved a beautiful blonde from drowning while out doing his roadwork. More than likely, the blonde saved the champion of Kearns earlier day from drowning in a bathtub of gin. Not Falling for This One j At any rate, the International Boxing Club is giving this a corporate try, which is a rewarding experience. Apparently, the IBC has never matured on a ballyhoo level, while fight writers have. They arent fauV ing for this one at all, so there. There was some definite and substantiated word out of Grossingers yesterday concerning Maxim. He will be confronted by several state athletic commisison physicians Saturday by way of establishing his physical condition. Robert K. Christenberry, chairman of the Christenberry Athletic Commission, will go up" there with Dr. Ira McCown, the Boards examining agent, and Dr. Samuel Swetnick, the IBCs stethoscope wielder, to check on Maxim. Christenberry Dr. McCown and Dr. Alexander Schif f , another IBS physician, will do the same at Robinsons training venue, Pompton Lakes, N. J., tomorrow. Apart from Robinson-Maxim, which is the big IBC project these days, there was word out of Philadelphia today* that Kid Gavilan, the champ, and unbeaten Gil Tur-ner the challenger, had signed for a 15-round welterweight title fight in Municipal Stadium, July_7. Gavilan will receive 3iy2 per cent to Turners 20 per cent, with the challenger under contractual obligation to grant the Cuban a return in the event the championship changes hands. There will be no home television. The bout may be televised on a closed theater circuit, going into 70 theaters equipped with TV screens. Herman Taylor, who is fronting for the IBC oh this one, as he did for last weeks Walcott-Charles affair, estimated the bout would draw between 00,000 and 50,000, paid by 40,000 fans at prices ranging from to 5. Gavilan will train at Ehsans Camp, Summit, N. J., while Turner will work at Pleasantville, N. J. Beyond all this, the IBC also said that it had sighed once-beaten Vince Martinez, Paterson, N. J., middleweight puncher, and Sammy Guiliani, of Stamford, Conn., for a 10-rounder at Madison Square Garden, June 20.

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