Sport: Natural

In the patois of pugilism, "natural" is a noun. It means a fight between two popular, able plug-uglies with a definite issue at stake. The natural in the lightweight division has been for some time a match between cocky little Tony Canzoneri, whose puffy mouth stretches all the way across his broad, flat face, and saturnine, hammer-handed Billy Petrolle, "The Fargo Express," with Canzoneri defending his title. It was scheduled for last summer, postponed when Petrolle hurt his arm in training, finally fought out last week before a capacity crowd at Madison...

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