Though millions of Americans may be indifferent or even oblivious to the passing of this Friday feature, for countless others it means altering a well-established routine. This is especially true in those areas where the television set has become the prime source of entertainment.
As for boxing itself, the results should be largely beneficial, if only because promoters now must realize that a succession of shoddy mismatches will not satisfy even a captive audience. Says Jack Dempsey, "Now we should see the return of something like normal in boxing. Now fighters will have to be brought along slowly, on their merits, in small clubs. And people will begin going back to the boxing arenas in person. In the long run, this will help boxing very much."