Sport: Martin-Goldstein

In Manhattan, two minute gamecocks stepped close, pecked, stepped out, ducked, strutted. They were bantams. Their eyes glared bloody for a golden prize—the bantamweight championship of the world. One was a Jewish gamecock from Harlem—Champion Abe Goldstein; one was an Italian gamecock from Brooklyn—Challenger "Cannonball" (Eddie) Martin. For 15 rounds the pecking, the strutting, went fiercely on. Then from 1,200 smoky throats a great shout went up. Bantam gamecock Cannonball Martin, he was champion.

Had it not been for that great shout, Referee Tommy Sheridan might have had good cause to shake for...

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