Sport: Goreless, Toothless

Last September 125,000 spectators paid money to sit in a Philadelphia rain storm, to see Gene Tunney (onetime marine) take the heavyweight title from Jack Dempsey (onetime shipbuilder) (TIME, Oct. 4). As usual the affair was staged under the deft auspices of Impresario Rickard.

At breakfast the following morning it was asked: "Who will fight Tunney next?" The champion went into vaudeville; the question was repeated, finally answered by Impresario Rickard. He would select a number of likely aspirants; hold a series of elimination bouts in his Madison Square Garden in Manhattan; next...

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