Sport: Death

Pancho Villa, flyweight boxing champion of the world, lay last week on an operating table in San Francisco while a surgeon dug at a hideous infected sore which gaped under the teeth of his lower jaw. The thing had begun as a toothache a few days before July 4—the day on which Villa had been scheduled to fight James McLarnin at Oakland, Calif. People at the ringside could see a visible swelling along his chin as he rode McLarnin's punches. A doctor had shot his face with cocaine to dull the pain. Some teeth...

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