Sport: Smasher Schmeling

Maximilian Siegfried Victor Schmeling of Germany so pummeled, kneaded and battered Johnny Risko, the Cleveland baker-boy, that the referee stopped their heavyweight fight, last week, in the ninth round. No one before him had knocked out Risko. Fighter Schmeling, who facially resembles onetime Fighter Dempsey (TIME, Jan. 21), looked more like him than ever. His performance revived the theory that another Real Fighter will yet be found and perfected for the perfection-loving U. S. public. Fighter Schmeling's best-punching hand is his right.


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