Wednesday, April 22, 2020

the last book I ever read (The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling, excerpt three)

from The Sweet Science by A. J. Liebling:

The newspaperman, acres of them near the ring, were banging out the leads for the running stories they had already telegraphed, and I felt sorry for them, because they never have time to enjoy boxing matches. Since the fight was not broadcast, there was no oily-voiced chap to drag Louis over to a microphone and ask him stupid questions. He shook hands with Savold twice, once right after the knockout and again a few minutes later, when Savold was ready to leave the ring, as if he feared Savold wouldn’t remember the first handshake.

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