Sport: Boxing Safe & Sane

On prewar college campuses, most boxing coaches seemed determined to turn fistfighting into a proper form of fun and games. They taught all their young gentlemen to spar like featherweights. Such old-timers as Navy's Spike Webb (TIME, Aug. 2), Princeton's Spider Kelly and Yale's Mosey King turned even their heavyweights into Fancy Dans. It was all very civilized—and just a little too light-foot to please the crowds.

Today, on a score of campuses where the sport has hung on, boxing is beginning to flex its muscles with new vigor. But the revival bears...

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