Sport: Beers and Bums

Over the back bar in the saloon run by Antonio Michelangelo Leonardo da Vinci Galento in Orange, N. J. there hangs a sign saying: JOE LOUIS IS A BUM. Two-ton Tony Galento—a lumpy, hog-fat heavyweight who won a sort of succès d'estime last year by bowling over fever-racked Nathan Mann faster than Joe Louis did—has been snarling defiance at Louis ever since scheming Fight Manager Joe Jacobs took him over three years ago. For the seven years before that, Tony Galento, who trains on beer and does his road work in kis sedan, had been aimlessly pasting palookas with his murderous...

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