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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

In Training: 1924

In Training: 1924

"Boxer at Washington Barracks, 1924." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

His Nose

This guy's nose tells a tale. He's obviously been on the receiving end of his share of punches in the beak, and I'd be willing to bet that not all of them were delivered in the squared circle. The other thing that really stands out for me is how pale most of his skin is compared to how tanned (or weathered) his face is.

His Huge Head

I'd be more afraid of him head-butting me than punching me. He's got one of the biggest melons I've ever seen!

The Natural

No steroids in this skinny boxer.

 
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