Sport: Sharkey v. Christner

Meyers Wilson ("K. O.") Christner, a little stolid and very solid, had knocked out 37 fisticuffers in 44 bouts. But he was almost unheard of east of Akron, Ohio, and west of the Mississippi River, until he demolished Knute Hansen and was signed up to fight Josef Paul Cukoschay ("Jack Sharkey") in Madison Square Garden last week.

If Christner had whipped Sharkey, he would have become instantly famed as "the next heavyweight champion." Moreover, the Sharkey-Stribling bout at Miami Beach, Fla., on Feb. 27 would have been transformed from an event into...

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