Sport: Lightweight Gore

Lightweight fighters were lavish last week with gore and sincerity. Goriest, most sincere was an encore in the Chicago Stadium of the unforgettable meeting two months ago in New York between Christopher ("Bat") Battalino and Billy ("Fargo Express") Petrolle, whose right hand is a trip-hammer (TIME, April 4).

Battalino advanced as usual at the bell, his flat face screwed up ready for pain. He walked in at a crouch close to Petrolle with his hands up beside his ears, then suddenly cut loose with both hands, wide open. Coldly, Petrolle stabbed him with trip-hammer...

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