INTERNATIONAL: Champion & Challenger

Two scrappy middleweights now in training for the Battle of the Decade are Ethiopia, the Champion who won at Adowa in 1896, and Italy, the Challenger now set for a spectacular comeback. Last week the New York Herald Tribune finally succeeded in placing a word wizard in each training camp and printed their dispatches prizefightwise daily in adjoining columns.

"The Ethiopian Lion is quietly sharpening his claws in preparation for the moment when he will pit his courage, savage skill and crude weapons against the...

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