Sport: New Champion

Since Hartford's battered Bat Battalino abdicated his title in 1932, there has been no undisputed world's featherweight (126 Ib.) champion. Last week Promoter Mike Jacobs, who has had a hand in settling the championship of practically every other division of boxing, inaugurated his tenure of the boxing rights at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden by matching the two ranking featherweight contenders in an effort to produce one acknowledged champion.

Petey Sarron, a homely, 29-year-old Alabaman of Syrian descent, has been the National Boxing Association's champion since he outpointed Freddie Miller in Washington last...

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