Sport: Armstrong v. Ambers

A year ago Negro Henry Armstrong wore three crowns: world's featherweight, lightweight and welterweight boxing championships. Last winter, staggering under the responsibility of this multiple headdress, he tossed off the featherweight crown because he considered it too bothersome to get his weight down to the required maximum of 126 Ibs. Last week, before a crowd of 30,000 in New York's Yankee Stadium, another crown—the lightweight—toppled off when onetime Champion Lou Ambers (Luigi D'Ambrosio), whom he had dethroned a year ago, was awarded the nod in a 15-round match for the title.

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