Sport: Naval Battle

For the first time in U.S. ring history, a champion risked his title for charity last week. Since he knocked out Heavyweight Buddy Baer in exactly 2 min. 56 sec., Joe Louis kept his title, but his purse (40% of the gate) went to the New York Auxiliary of the Navy Relief Society. That night, Joe was notified that he had been drafted into the U.S. Army.

Just 21 years ago, Anne Morgan promoted a bout between Lightweights Benny Leonard and Richie Mitchell for the benefit of devastated France. The title was not at...

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