Sport: The Breaks

The California Boxers' and Wrestlers' Welfare Association in its annual financial report listed its expenditures ($3,037) for occupational injuries to no of the 139 fighting members. Some items: wrestlers —damaged necks 4, infected rope burns 1, missing teeth 5, injured vertebrae 2; boxers—bashed noses 13, injured hands 17, broken jaws 3, detached eye retina 2, funeral expenses 1.


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