|International Golden Gloves Program, 1938
Just months before German forces marched into the Sudetenland in an act that precipitated the outbreak of World War II, eight amateur boxers from Germany, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Finland, and Ireland arrived in Chicago to compete in the seventh International Golden Gloves competition. European fighters from each weight class fought their American counterparts in a series of bouts before a sold-out crowd at the Chicago Stadium. The U.S. team, which won five of the eight matches, included weight-class champions from among 23,000 participants in the Chicagoland Golden Gloves tournament.
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