It made me sick.
I thought I would vomit right there on the beach.
After that they
put him on top right away at the Pollux Arena with Jensen and he stopped him in
two rounds. From then on he fought at the Sport World Palace and knocked out
Wilson, Mazzola, Fantine and Maderos. After them he took out Riley, Berg,
Lensky and Leighton. From Jensen on, he fought nothing but contenders and in
nine fights he cleaned up. Manny must of got back in the family good to get
bouts like that right off.
So last night on
the stereotelevision I seen Willie Buffo not move his hands for four rounds,
and then with one punch he knocked out Benny Messina to become Heavyweight
Champion of the Universe and they carried Willie out after the fight because he
fainted. Manny Klein cleared a million dollars out of it.
Irving was very
disappointed with Omnivac. He was tearing his hair out how could it make such a
mistake. I got news for Irving. His machine is not a bum. Only this afternoon I
had a letter from Manny. He says, while I'm here on Luna why don't I look up
his nephew Sam Segal, who works on Omnivac. He says maybe Sam could give me the
straight dope on any hot prospects I might find there.
Clipped to his
letter is a piece of tape, the same tape that Sam looked at when he read off
the numbers to me, only he didn't read so good. The last two lines are:
Well, I still
have my health, thank The Maker, and maybe I'll buy a little property here and
settle down. Besides, there's new kids coming up to the Old Luna Gym all the
time. Who knows what could happen?