NEW YORK: Tough Guy

No matter what else was said about Brooklyn's flat-nosed, puffy-lipped "Bum-my" Davis, no man could deny that he would fight anything on two feet.

Bummy, born Abraham Davidoff in the brick jungles of Brooklyn's Brownsville, made his first impact on the world as a boy knish-peddler. In a short time he had all but eliminated competition, not through business acumen but by belting the brains out of other little knish peddlers.

Though he had two tough brothers, "Big Gangy" and "Little Gangy," Bummy took care of his own problems. When his opponents were...

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