Savoie Faces Andrade in TV Battle: Tangle Ten Rounds In Buffalo Tonight.; Canadian Lightweight King Confident of Victory Over Less Experienced Opponent, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Savoie Faces Andrdde in TV Battle Tangle Ten Rounds In Buffalo Tonight TonightCanadian Canadian Lightweight King Confident of Victory Over Less Experienced Opponent OpponentBy By ED FEINEN FEINENUnited United Press Sports Writer BUFFALO N Y May 7 Armand Savoie veteran Canadian lightweight champion was confident today that his experience would enable him to defeat Cis ¬ co Andrade in their nationally televised 10round bout Saturday night at Buffalos Memorial Auditorium AuditoriumI I fight better when the other guy is tough the dimplechinned bushybrowed FrenchCanadian said Seems once I get hit a good shot I untrack and fight my best This Andrade just hasnt done any ¬ thing yet and hell learn by bitter experi ence tomorrow tomorrowSavoie Savoie a clever boxer with a stiff punch is by far the more seasoned In five years as a pro hes won 41 bouts and drew five in 61 starts He has knocked out 23 opponents opponentsFought Fought Five World Champions ChampionsThe The FrenchCanadian fought five world champions defeating Sandy Saddler and Jimmy Carter He lost to Willie Pep and Paddy DeMarco and was knocked out in the fifth round by Carter in a return bout boutIn In contrast Andradex is one of those overnight television sensations Undefeated in 23 matches the parttime investment securities salesman gained his prominence with a onesided decision over Percy Bas sett interim featherweight champion at Toledo Andrade won every round from the experienced Bassett BassettThe The Compton Calif native is a busy fighter constantly moving into his op ¬ ponent with a deceptive weave He hooks well with his left hand and while not the puncher Savoie is he can hurt you with his right rightAndrade Andrade who answers to the name Robert at home isnt worried about his comparative inexperience inexperienceI I had 139 amateur fights he pointed out and a lot of them were tougher than my pro fights fightsSavoie Savoie will be favored One young Buf ¬ falo boxer just returned from Army service Bobby Barnes trained with both men this week and he liked the FrenchCanadians chances best bestSavoie Savoie is the better puncher and I think hell win Barnes said

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