Sport: Comer

"I like to fell dead when I saw this kid work."

Thus the great Negro fighter Henry Armstrong saluted the ability of Keith Nuttall, a boxer of Brigham City, Utah, who is just 13 years old. Last week, as usual, blond, handsomely babyfaced, mild-mannered young Keith was appearing in exhibition bouts in his home neighborhood. He was fast, brilliant in his footwork, a cunning boxer, and punched so hard that he had to have his hands taped. He has been fighting for two years now—two or three bouts nearly every week.

Keith has already been...

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