Sport: Gibbons-Norfolk

Faces black, faces white, 1,300 of them, like a giant's assorted bonbons, lined in neat layers Madison Square Garden, Manhattan. Piled tissues of blue smoke hung over them. In the middle of the smoke, lights glared on a little square wherein a white man, a black man, opposed each other. Tom Gibbons, famed for lasting 15 rounds against Jack Dempsey at Shelby, was fighting Kid Norfolk. Four rounds went by. Black Norfolk bounded, attacked; White Gibbons stepped lightly out, stepped briskly in, drove his fists against the sleek black ribs, the shiny...

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