At The Ringside, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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AT THE RINGSIDE By Barney Nagler NEW YORK N Y May 4 Al Weill who turned amateur when Rocky Marciano turned in his credentials as world heavy ¬ weight titleholder was viewing the non goii open cnampion ship with complete academic detachment when a visitor came upon him in his suite at the Shelton He was garbed in simonpure smile and matching sackcloth doing pen ¬ ance for his addiction to s when Rocky was champion championNow Now I got no inter ¬ est in it Weill said But if 3rou ve got to talk about heavy ¬ weights youve got to talk about Patterson and Moore theyre the best bestWeills Weills assessment of Floyd and Archie was as startling as the next minute Scratch any expert and hell assay Patter ¬ son and Moore as the ones to beat in the heavyweight sweepstakes sweepstakesHowever However Weill was viewing with alarm Moore has to go to London to defend the lightheavyweight title against Pompey next month he said and that could be a mistake Understand UnderstandThe The listener said he did but Weill wouldnt be swayed from talking about Moores weight problem Archie will have to scale 175 pounds or less for the London bout or lose his title on the scale Other ¬ wise making the weight he runs the risk of being shorn of the lightheavyweight championship championshipA A A A AIt It aint easy for this fellow Weill said He was good and strong for Rocky because he didnt have no weight to make but its going to be different in London Its too bad he didnt know Rocky was retiring be ¬ fore he took the London fight fightIt It was suggested that Weill might have been caught with his contract down when Marciano decided to retire retireNo No I didnt stand in his way the little man cautioned I tried to get him to fight once more but I didnt argue With Rocky you dont argue Hes the kind that makes up his mind and you dont budge him Like if hes training he dont want anything to interfere Thats how he is about every ¬ thing else elseA A light shone in Weills eye Okay both of them This Moores the one Weill said Hes the best buy for talking himself up vye ever had around He aint done nothing but get knocked out by Rocky but the way he talks hes got first crack at the title and there aint nothing anybody does to stop him himDid Did you see the piece from Tucson the other day in which he challenged Rocky to make a comeback comebackI I seen it Weill confessed and I laugh reading it But you got to hand it to him he knows how to talk about himself Now it was time to pin Weill to the blackboard Who would win in a bout be ¬ tween Patterson and Moore MooreYou You got a tough one there he said A lot of people ask me about it but I cant say right off I know who is going to win winThis This was a surprising admission For years Weill has been retailed as the great ¬ est expert on warfare in the ring since the invention of the foulproof cup Men have accused him of knowing more about style than Dior DiorI I like young fighters Weill finally said Although I like fighters with real punch and Moores got the punch Against Patterson he would be in a real fight The ones they got around now these two have haveContinued Continued on Page FortySeven AT THE RINGSIDE RINGSIDEBy By BARNEY NAGLER Continued from Page Two Twoto to wind up fighting for the championship except maybe Moore is going to get hurt in London LondonWeill Weill was prodded on the possibility of Marciano making a comeback next year or sooner soonerYoull Youll have to ask Rocky about that he said Hes the one that quit and hes the one that knows what he wants to do I had fighters retire before and they stayed retired Its nothing new for me meShining Shining through Weills seeming indif ¬ ference was the glimmer of a hope He will not say so but he leaves all with the thought that from now on he will greet each sunrise with a glance northward to Brockton lending a perceptive ear to the airwaves against the moment when Mar ¬ ciano sounds the old warcry warcryOn On that day Weill will be ready As a manager he is always in condition He takes his roadwork running through his bankbook Keeps his balance that way

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