Sport: Glovers

Except for world-championship fights, amateur boxing draws larger crowds than professional boxing in the U. S. Current popularity of amateur matches focuses largely on the Golden Gloves tournaments, originated in 1927 by the New York Daily News and joined by its cousin, the Chicago Tribune, the following year.

Started as a circulation stunt, the Golden Gloves boosted not only the number of News readers but the standard of amateur boxing as well. By dividing all the fighters who had the desire and the necessary 25¢ to become amateur boxers into two classes (sub-novice and...

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