JUNE 2005

Poem of the Month
By Tom Smario

Cinderella Man
Book Excerpt by Mike DeLisa

Entertaining Fighters and Prospects
By Adam Pollack

Fatty Langtry: Pudgy
Pugilist of the Past

By Robert Carson

John Klein: 19th-Century
Trainer Extraordinaire

By Pete Ehrmann

Ring Leader
By Ron Lipton

Incentives in Professional
Boxing Contracts

By Rafael Tenorio

Fight Town
Book Excerpt by Tim Dahlberg

The Regulation of Boxing
on Tribal Lands:
Towards a Pan-Indian
Boxing Commission

By James Alexander

Spotlight on Cut Man Lenny DeJesus
By Sam Gregory

Dick Wipperman
by Pete Ehrmann

Jack Johnson: The Dates,
the Events, the Sources

by Stuart Templeton

Touching Gloves with...
"Irish" Art Hafey

by Dan Hanley


By Mike DeLisa

Chapter 7
The Corn Is Green

The New York Boxing Commission released Jim Braddock's purse for the Abe Feldman bout only after he convinced them that he had actually broken his hand. But his recent string of poor performances led the Commission to suggest, strongly, that Braddock seek another line of work. The seriousness of this suggestion was confirmed just a few weeks later when German heavyweight Walter Neusel traveled to the United States for the first time, having been booked for his American debut at the Ridgewood Grove in Brooklyn. Neusel's representatives wanted a "safe" fight for him, but one against an opponent with at least some name recognition.

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