Sport: Flea

In Brooklyn, Pancho Villa, fighting Filipino and world's flyweight champion, knocked bamtamweight Bud Taylor, Terre Haute Terror, into a cocked hat in 12 rounds.

Bud was quick, strong and clever; Pancho was quicker, stronger and cleverer. The Terror would rush in and shoot his fists out with a snappy jerk, but those fists seldom hit anything except thin air. The sullen brown boy was .like a flea on hot bricks. He fought with his body close to the floor, thus reducing his five ft. one inch to something under three ft. As the...

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