Clinches

It was a tired referee that staggered out of a Manhattan ring last week where awkward Light-Heavyweight Champion Paul Berlenbach had been defending himself against flat -footed Challenger Billy ("Young") Stribling. The latter had spent all but three of 15 rounds hugging close to his rangy opponent, out of range of a vague but blasting left hand that has sent better men than he to sleep. It was the referee's frequent and unpleasant duty to pull the two wrestlers apart and insist that they box. Only in...

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