Sport: Cat's Paw

The first and second rounds were about even In the third, Sharkey's left hand, quick and dangerous as a tiger's paw, be gan to flick Schmeling's nose. It nicked more frequently in the fourth and fifth, jarring Schmeling's jaw, stabbing his right eye. Schmeling began to come in more savagely in the sixth and seventh which was just what Sharkey, a smart counter-fighter, wanted. He moved away, boxing beautifully, stiffening his left arm against Schmeling's head, shifting so skilfully that Schmeling, in his eagerness to land a solid punch, several times fell into the strategic blunder of leading with his...

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