Sport: On Boxing

The boxing world's greatest labor of love was ended. Nat Fleischer, the ring's most avid fan (TIME, Nov. 22), published his third and—according to him—last edition of the All-Time Ring Record Book (O'Brien Suburban Press, $5). It is an ungrammatical, unprofitable but authoritative history of fisticuffs going back to Cain v. Abel.

To the records of 1,982 prizefighters and over 60,000 bouts, indefatigable Nat Fleischer has added the first directory of the world's promoters and managers, a war-service honor roll, and a collection of many fistic firsts and superlatives. Items:

¶ First champion...