Comedian Jerry Lewis, who predicted he would be "right on top" of heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano in their exhibition bout in Hollywood on Nov. 18, 1954, does just that to the amusement of several hundred kids who watched the "fight" at Paramount Studio. Lewis' comedy partner, Dean Martin, referees the bout at right. The playful bout was staged in advance of that year's Muscular Dystrophy Assn. fund drive. Many of the young spectators had MD.
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