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Old 01-31-2013, 01:44 PM   #17
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Default Re: Boxing Writers on the Take in the Golden Era

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Originally Posted by rantcatrat View Post
Hmmm. That is worth noting. Maybe Runyon wasn't on the up-and-up in the late thirties then?
I don't have the book, but the accusation is supposedly about him during the Pueblo/Denver period, before he became famous as boxing and baseball writer in New York American. In this case, it'd be better to hear what Otto Floto or Emerson Dickerson had to say about him, as they were sports editors of Denver Post and Denver Rocky Mountain News at the time Runyon started his writing career in Colorado. Nagler couldn't know Floto as he died in 1929 many years before he started writing sports. I don't know when Dickerson died, but I doubt Nagler could be familiar with him either. So his words could be based on gossips rather than actual knowledge.
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