Science: Fight

At lunchtime in St. Louis one day last week, Gene Tunney signed his name to a piece of paper giving Tex Rickard the privilege of arranging a fight for him, in Manhattan, next September, for a guarantee of $475,000 and half of the net gate receipts over $1,000,000 against any opponent Mr. Rickard picks out. To find the opponent there will be an elimination tournament involving Jack Sharkey, Jim Maloney, Jack Delaney, Paul Berlenbach and Michael Paolino. The winner of the tournament will fight Jack Dempsey (if Dempsey needs money badly enough to...

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