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Harry Dublinsky, the Jewish lad from Milwaukee who hails from such prolific parents, takes on Tony Canzoneri, in the Italian flash’s first fight as a welterweight. The bout originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed for a short time due to the fact that Tony ruptured a tendon in his leg.

But, regardless of the fact that the fight has been called off your sports scribe did not think that Harry Dublinsky would win. Recently, in any major sporting contest around town, we have deemed it best to swing along with the Jewish contestants—not because of any racial prejudice but rather due to straight facts, a knowledge of training conditions, and an impartial survey of the fighters before the fight. That is why we picked Ross to take McLarnin and figured Maxie to trump the Primo’s ace with a couple of clubs.

However, even though Tony is fighting his first fight as a welterweight against Harry Dublinsky, we are confident that he will wallop the Milwaukee Mauler and show him a few dance steps besides. Dublinsky is a good fighter and has come along very nicely, but not too well, since he started boxing in 1926. (In our opinion, he isn’t in Canzoneri’s class, and doesn’t even attend the same school). Canzoneri can teach even the champion Barney Ross a few things and can beat Dublinsky with ease. He cannot outwit young Ross, the lad who belted the crown off his noble block because the present champ is a great fighter, a clever boxer, and possesses speed and punch. Tony is just a very good fighter whom though not nearly as expert a boxer as his Jewish opponent Barney Ross, nevertheless can take on Harry Dublinsky on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with a special matinee on Saturday—and win on each occasion.

We feel that Dublinsky needs a few more fights under his belt in order to be a real match for the former lightweight champ, Tony Canzoneri. Harry will click when they meet and in all probabilities it will be with his eyes. However, all of the ninety-two cousins, uncles, and aunts of the numerous Dublinsky clan will have to trek it back to Chicago and Milwaukee sadly disappointed.

BOTH FIGHTERS FORMER LIGHTWEIGHTS

Harry Dublinsky began his fighting career as a lightweight and then changed to the next heavier class—the 147-pound division. Likewise with Canzoneri, who reigned for a year as king of the lightweight class and now switches to the welter contingent also. Both boys were moved by the same principles. Extra fat, added years, and the fact that Jimmy McLarnin was weakening. Neither figured on Barney Ross toppling the Irish idol from his 147 pound pinnacle.

Tony Canzoneri licked the Jewish boy from Chicago and Milwaukee (Ed. note—there are so many Dublinskys in both of these towns that each city has an equal claim to Harry) in 1932 when both were lightweights. However, Harry held Barney Ross to an eight round draw in 1930. Notwithstanding, we admire Dublinsky on this count. He never boasted of his draw with Ross as did Frankie Klick of California.

Klick trimmed Ross in the first round of their fight on the coast but Ross came back and trimmed the whiskers off Klick’s chin with right and left cuts. But Klick talked the West coast eighteen to the dozen and came here for a crack at Barney’s new crowns. Canzoneri, whom the Boxing Commission set up as an obstacle in Klick’s path, sent the young Pacific Coast fighter home with his tail between his legs and a very bad, aye, a very bad right eye.

Dublinsky, at the time, realized that he had caught Barney in an off moment and merited a draw. He realized only too well that at the time he was not in Barney’s class but would be some day. That’s why he didn’t shoot his mouth off like a machine gun the way Frankie Klick did.

PALESTINE JEWISH GIRL ATHLETES

This terse cable came in over the ticker last week, and it speaks volumes. It was the first time that an athletic group consisting solely of Jewish girls from Palestine was ever represented at the Empire Games in England as a recognized athletic contingent.

The youngest of the team was fifteen years old and the oldest twenty-two. There were twelve members on this team led by their captain, Dr. David Almagor. Dr. Almagor said, before the games started, that this team was not out to win all the events on the program but rather to give as good a showing of themselves as they possibly could. The team was hoping to gain a good experience from this participation. They were only a young Federation and willing to learn, hoping at the same time to give a good account of themselves.

At the official reception which was tendered them on their first night in England, Mr. Barnett Janner, M. P., on behalf of the Maccabi World Union, said that “We are welcoming these young people from Palestine who have come to England in order to uphold the athletic prowess of the Jewish people in the women’s world events.”

Mr. Janner made a special point of the fact that here was a movement which stood above political internecine strife, so far as the Jewish people were concerned. The Maccabi stood for the development of Jewish youth, so that the Jewish body and the Jewish mind might be of an equally good type. He also said that while he and his colleagues were in Palestine they had the privilege of seeing something of the Maccabi movement which consisted of a body of young people whose ideas were modelled upon the best possible standards, and they came away thrilled by what they had seen. He concluded his remarks to the team saying that even if they did not win, he was sure that they would take defeat in a sportsmanlike spirit.

And the cable reads, “No first places were taken by these girls but their spirit was undaunted.”

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