Sport: Berlenbach Drubbed

Handicaps are devised to keep a better man from being too much better, and in most branches of sport they are imposed more or less involuntarily. But every now and then in boxing someone thinks he is pretty good, and then what does he do but give away weight —agree to fight somebody a good deal heavier?

That is what Paul ("Astoria Assassin") Berlenbach, world's light heavyweight champion, did last week. The champion got on the scales and he weighed 174 1/2 lb. Then his rival got...

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