Sport: Braddock Over Lasky

Six years ago, Light Heavyweight Champion Tommy Loughran thrashed a hopeful but clumsy young contender for his title named James J. Braddock. That beating, most people thought, would end a career in the ring for which Braddock's aptitude had never seemed particularly marked. But Fisticuffer Braddock continued to fight any opponents he could get. Putting on weight as he grew older, he graduated from a first-rate light heavyweight into a second-rate heavyweight. A few surprising victories over highly touted prospects like "Tuffy"' Griffiths and John Henry Lewis did him more harm than good...

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