Sport: Cerdan Victory

In Madison Square Garden, it was an even pleasanter affair for another Frenchman. He won.

Marcel Cerdan, middleweight boxing champion of Europe, had a handicap to face in the U.S.; European boxers have a long-standing habit of being put to sleep or putting the customers to sleep. But when Marcel promptly pounded out a decision over George Abrams (TIME, Dec. 16), promoters began to look him over with eyes not only wide, but gleaming.

The sacrificial lamb chosen to bolster Cerdan's U.S. reputation last week was Harold Green of Brooklyn, a better-than-average middleweight who...

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