I first watched this fight in1966 when I bought it so I think I'm up to speed with it. Savold was a washed up fighter who had won just half of his last dozen fights. Louis was kept away from punchers on his comeback only taking the Marciano fight because he got nearly all the $$$ ,and he knew Walcott wouldn't fight him again. If you want a detailed analysis of it and the Marciano fight , you can do know better than read AJ Leibling's," The Sweet Science" Eight months after this fight Savold was tossed like a bone to Marciano. Marciano was sloppily awful, but in fairness to him he was just over a bout of flu. Here is the reaction from Savold's manager and the Boxing Commissioner after Savold was rescued by his corner. "Like Wednesday night when to all intent and purposes he ended the career of the veteran Lee Savold. It is no exaggeration to say that Marciano slaughtered Savold. The 35-year-old Englewood, N. J., fighter was a blood-soaked hulk when his manager, Bill Daly, asked Referee Pete Tomasso to stop the uneven match at the end of the sixth round. "The will was there but not the body," said Daly. "I'm going to advise Lee to retire from the ring tomorrow." John (Ox) DaGrosa, Pennsylvania state athletic commissioner, said he was going to suspend Savold indefinitely and ask him to retire." ps "Squire Bill Daly ," was not known for either his compassion ,or his probity.It's commonly believed that the 2nd Woodcock fight was a fix.