Sport: Fist Facts

> Boxing last week got an authoritative bible. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Briton John Broughton's first code of the "squared circle" (later amended by the revised London Prize Ring Rules and the Marquis of Queensberry code), Broadway's dynamic little Nat Fleischer, No. 1 U.S. fistic authority, published the All-Time Ring Record Book.*

Besides tracing the history of fisticuffs from the reign of James Figg (1719-34), first English champion, Historian Fleischer has dug up the records of some 1,500 of the world's prizefighters, the measurements of 32 famed heavyweights, the odds on every...

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