Sport: In Niles

In an optical office on the second floor above the drug store that is the social centre of Niles, Mich., Harry Wills, onetime stevedore, leaned his black bulk against a door-jam and watched Champion William Harrison Dempsey sign a contract to meet him in a ten-round, no-decision contest in Michigan City, Ind., in Sept., 1926. Promoter Floyd Fitzsimmons posted 1200,000 as a forfeit, Dempsey $100,000, Wills $50,000. Every man in the land who reads a,sport sheet had an opinion to offer bn this historic scene, the culmination of four years of bickering. Some likened it to the Oath of the Tennis...

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