Sport: Words

Harry Wills, "Black Panther," and Luis Angel Firpo, Argentine "Bull Man," continued their exchange of words in adjacent columns of The New York World, preparatory to exchanging blows in the prize ring at Newark on Sept. 11. Wills: "I see that Firpo is bubbling over with confidence. Why pick poor little Harry out as one of his soft victims ? He hasn't broken any man's ribs or jaw around here, has he? Say, I fought little old man Sam Langford* 22 times. I forgot to duck on only two occasions in all that time....

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