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July 4, 1931

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Prescott, Arizona, July 4, 1931

* Max Schmeling vs. Young Stribling
* Heavyweight boxing title match

This 6 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 3: "Schmeling Victor by Technical Knockout in 15th" with subhead "Bout is Stopped at Beginning of Fifteenth Round".

Other news of the day. Light browning with a little margin wear and chipping, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: "Strib" missed his one great chance to become heavyweight champion of the world when he lost to Max Schmeling on July 3, 1931, on a technical knockout in the last 14 seconds of the 15th round. It was the first major fight to be broadcast live over national radio. When the fight ended, "Strib" went to shake hands with Schmeling who, although swarmed by photographers, insisted on being photographed with "Strib."

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