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Jake Lamotta wins boxing title... Eddie Waitkus...

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June 17, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1949 

* Jake Lamotta wins title
* Middleweight boxing champion

* Eddie Waitkus shot by girl stalker

The sport's section (page 31) has a banner headline: "LaMotta Wins Title by Knockout as Cerdan Is Unable to Answer Bell for 10th" with subheads that include: "BRONX MAN VICTOR DESPITE HANDICAP" " LaMotta Breaks Left Hand in Second, but Wrests Middleweight Title From Cerdan" and more with nice action photo. 1st report coverage on Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull fame) winning the World's middleweight boxing title.
Page 20 has two column headings that include: "Waitkus Will Recover to Play Ball, Doctor Says; This Season Doubtful" and more. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, rag edition in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century