Sport: Snooks Wins

When Negro Heavyweight Ezzard Charles was a young boy in Cincinnati, he wanted to be a fighter like gentlemanly Joe Palooka; later his hero was Joe Louis. The trouble with Ezzard when he finally became a pro: it was a lot easier for him to match his models' modest manners than their crunching punches.

A 28-year-old bachelor of quiet habits, who likes music and plays the bass fiddle himself, he had managed to outpoint Jersey Joe Walcott in a dull fight this summer (TIME, July 4). That made him heavyweight champion of the world...

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