Sport: Sham Battle

"It was a lousy fight," admitted Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis. Thirteen thousand fight fans, gathered in Boston's Garden, heartily agreed. They had come to see Joe Louis defend his title against Al McCoy (real name: Florien La Brasseur). They knew it would be one-sided. McCoy, a local oldtimer who had been crouching around New England for ten years, had been licked by young Billy Conn only a few weeks before. But the crowd was hardly prepared for the sham battle it saw.

Instead of the expected Blitzkrieg knockout, Louis shuffled as if his mind...

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