Lee Savold Sets Up English Training Camp: Slated to Go Six Rounds Today in Preparation for Woodcock Go, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-10


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Lee Say old Sets Up English Training Camp Slated to Go Six Rounds Today In Preparation for Woodcock Go By ROBERT MUSEL United Press Sports Writer LONDON, England, May 9.— Lee Savold set up his training camp on the bracing Yorkshire Coast today and scheduled six rounds of boxing tomorrow in preparation for his 15-round fight with Britains Bruce Woodcock June 6. The match has been sanctioned as a worlds championship by the British Board of Boxing Control. Scarborough, a wealthy seaside resort and headquarters of rod and reel tuna fishing, practically turned Itself over to the ; New Jersey heavyweight contender. He has a suite at the swank Prince of Wales Hotel and the Municipal Corporation has given 1 him a boardwalk ballroom for a gymnasium. Yorkshire folks are both sports crazy and i well-heeled, so manager Bill Daly is looking forward to near-record admissions for watching Lee train with two British fighters ; — stablemate Chuck Henry, who won six of his last seven American fights by knockouts, and Don Mogard. But de luxe as are Savolds arrangements, • Woodcocks setup at Abergele in North [ Wales is probably the lushest training camp of all time. British fighters usually work : out in cellars, converted barns and oversize ! rat-holes, but Woodcock is easing himself r into shape in a real castle complete with 1 two ghosts. One of the British, European and Empire ! heavyweight champions admirers has given 1 him a suite Gwrych Castle with white 5 and gold rugs a foot deep on the floor and 1 a rose-red tiled bathroom built for and used 1 by Queen Victoria. Hs has two gymnasiums, indoor and out-. ■ door, and a park in which to do roadwork. • After 10 p. m. he can spar if he wants to with the ghosts of an armored knight and 1 a noisy Welsh chieftain. Daly is amused by the Woodcock menage, • since the British champion is being used 1 as a tourist lure by the owner of the castle - for free, while Daly" expects to net from 1 00 to ,000 a day on training camp admissions ■ from now until he breaks camp. • Savold asked permission today to try for r a tuna — they run to as much as 750 pounds s off Scarborough — but promoter Jack Solomons ■ turned him down. He has also enjoined Woodcock from automobile rides — - the Britain caused postponement of their r match last September when he drove a • truck into a tree. Solomons, who had an 80,000 sterling J 27,000 sellout the day he announced the fight, lamented today that his staff had nothing to do except send back thousands of surplus applications.

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