Sport: Stork Club Champ

Fifteen thousand fight fans had no complaint last week over the fact that most experienced prize fighters have gone into the service. They thoroughly enjoyed seeing two scrappy kids, Newark's curly-haired Allie Stolz and Harlem's kinky-haired Beau Jack, fighting it out in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, for a fling at the world's lightweight title. The title had, as a matter of fact, been abandoned that very day by Champion Sammy Angott—supposedly because of a badly battered hand.

Stolz, a stylish young boxer, was rated the No. 1 challenger for Angott's crown. But the...

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