Sport: Dundee vs. Criqui

Johnny Dundee succeeded where a German bullet failed. He pounded the jaw of Eugene Criqui so viciously that he hammered the Frenchman out of the world's featherweight championship. Criqui received a rifle bullet in the chin during the War but returned to the ring and won the featherweight title from Johnny Kilbane. Although thoroughly outclassed by Dundee, knocked down four times, thrice for the count of nine, his courage kept him on his feet. The championship went to Dundee by decision.

Despite the startling example the Frenchman displayed of what courage can...

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