Sport: Successful Siki

In Philadelphia, Battling Siki, Senegalese conqueror of Georges Carpentier and one time holder of the light heavyweight championship of the world, lost a ten-round decision to Jack Taylor, a Senegambian who learned to box by felling cattle with a sledgehammer in the Omaha stockyards.

Said W. O. McGeehan, able sporting editor of The New York Herald: "In spite of the fact that he has shown himself to be just a mediocre boxer, Siki will continue to get matches because of his eccentricities. The more sedate colored boxers naturally are indignant over this, and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!