Commercialism and corruption continued to make sport page headlines.
This week Middleweight Rocky Grazianowho outdraws any fighter but Joe Louis in Madison Square Gardenadmitted that he had been offered $100.000 to throw a fight. The offer was made in Graziano's dressing room two weeks before his scheduled bout with second-rater Ruben ("Cowboy") Shank.
According to the wise boys, an "East Side syndicate" had bet $125,000 on Cowboy Shank at 4 to 1. The gamblers, who were not content to take the small bettors' honest risks (see below), stood to win $500,000 if Rocky lost.
Rocky said he didn't take the money. He said he...