Sport: Steele v. Strangler

Two of the ugliest professional athletes in the U. S. last week crawled through the ropes of a ring at Madison Square Garden. One was blubbery Ed ("Strangler") Lewis, recognized by the New York State Athletic Commission as the heavyweight wrestling champion of the world. The other was crook-nosed Ray Steele, whose challenge the Commission had ordered Lewis to accept.

Half an hour later, Referee Eddie Forbes raised Lewis's shaggy right hand, pronounced him still champion. Referee Forbes's announcement was inaudible in the loudest, most prolonged booing (20 minutes) that has ever occurred...

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