Interesting writeup on the 1949 heavyweight scene. Article also discusses the other weight classes, and I might write those up later. Jimmy Powers, "The Powerhouse," New York Daily News (Nov. 1, 1949) This is how the fight picture looks at present: HEAVYWEIGHTS: 1. Ezzard Charles. 2. Lee Savold. 3. Joe Walcott. 4. Joey Maxim. 5. Bruce Woodcock. HONORABLE MENTION—Roland LaStarza, Cesar Brion, Bernie Reynolds, Rocky Marchiano [sic], Pat Valentino. The heavyweights look sad. Charles, best of them all, is really a light-heavy. He is a good fighter, nothing else, and far surpasses Savold who hasn’t licked anyone recently but Buonvino, a second-rater. Walcott has seen his best days, but must rate third best. Maxim is a fattened light-heavy who is a clever boxer but can’t hit. Woodcock is a tough battler with no class. LaStarza lacks experience, but may improve. He does everything well but seems mechanical. Brion needs polish but does hit hard. Reynolds is not bad but can’t take it too well. Marchiano [sic] is a terrific hitter, but needs plenty of experience and ring savvy. Valentino needs a haircut.