Sport: Fisticuffs

Sharkey v. Loughran. There is a rule in New York that a fighter who is champion in his class must renounce his title before trying for the championship in a heavier class. Because of this rule Thomas Loughran was no longer light-heavyweight champion of the world when he climbed into a ring at the Yankee Stadium to fight Jack Sharkey (Josef Cukoschary) of Boston. In the third round Sharkey ran out of his corner and forced Loughran against the ropes and hit him high on the jaw. Loughran sat down. Five seconds later he...

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