Sport: Misfortunes of a Monster

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Perpetually hampered by the fragility of the normal human beings with whom circumstance compels him to associate, Primo Carnera, 269-lb. Venetian prizefighter, was last week inconvenienced more sadly than ever before. Scheduled for Oct. 1 was his fight against loud, 203-lb. Jack Sharkey of Boston, still the foremost U. S. contender for the heavyweight championship despite poor fights against Champion Max Schmeling and Middleweight Mickey Walker. Eight days before the fight, Sharkey inspected his left hand, discovered that his third and little fingers were slightly swollen at the knuckle. Convinced...

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