Sport: Don Diablo

Because the world's heavyweight boxing champion is supposed to be able to thrash any unarmed human, fights between big men often attract huge crowds which know nothing about prizefighting. Bouts between lightweights (135 Ib.) appeal chiefly to connoisseurs of fighting. Last week, two lightweights, neither of whom had any claim to the championship of the class, fought 15 rounds in New York's Madison Square Garden. When they finished, the most sophisticated fight crowd of the season agreed that, judged according to the bloody esthetics of pugilism, the affair deserved a niche among ring classics.

Virtue of the loser, Enrico Venturi of Italy,...

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