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It Happened Today in New York City

On June 21, 1932, Jack Sharkey won the Heavyweight Championship of the World from Max Schmeling at the new Madison Square Garden Bowl in Long Island City, Queens. The two had fought before with the opposite result and Sharkey’s split-decision victory was met with controversy, giving birth to the now cliché commentary “We wuz robbed!” from Schmeling’s trainer. Sharkey went on to lose the championship to Primo Carnera (whom he had previously defeated) in his very next fight at the very same venue.

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