Sport: Big Fight

In the crowd were Governors Lehman of New York, Hoffman of New Jersey, Earle of Pennsylvania, Cross of Connecticut. Fitzgerald of Michigan, Brann of Maine. There were One-Eye Connelly, Theodore Roosevelt. Ricardo Cortez, J. Edgar Hoover, Grade Allen, Warden Lawes, Paul Whiteman, Jock Whitney, Sally Rand. Gate receipts—including rights to radio and cinema—bettered $1,000,000. It was the first million-dollar fight since Dempsey v. Tunney in 1927, the sixth in ring history.* Hotels were packed to the doors, mostly by Middle Westerners celebrating a prosperous summer. Top-price on Broadway for ringside seats was $250...

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