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Jake LaMotta vs. Billy Fox... Infamous fixed match...

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November 15, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1947 

* Jake LaMotta vs. Billy Fox 
* Fixed boxing match - Mafia
* 'Raging Bull' fame 

The sport's section (page 12) has a banner headline: "Fox Knocks Out LaMotta in Fourth Round Before Crowd of 18,340 at Garden" with subheads that include: "NEW YORK VETERAN STOPPED FIRST TIME" and more with a nice three column action photo. (see) First report coverage on the infamous fixed fight influenced by the Mob. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century