Sport: Abdication

Dynastic succession is unknown to pugilists. When a ring king leaves his throne, ordinarily he has been knocked off it by a bruiser better than he.

Wherefore ringdom was baffled and confused last week when Johnny Dundee, world's champion featherweight, voluntarily surrendered his title to the N. Y. State Athletic Commission, high parliament of fistiania. There have been only two precedents for Dundee's action: Jack McAuliffe, lightweight, retired in 1893; Jimmy Barry, flyweight, in 1901.

"Who's champion now?" asked ringdom. The Commission indicated that this question would be settled by an elimination...

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