The Contender - Chapters 7-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7

Alfred and Henry find their seats at the Garden shortly before the fights start. They are soon joined by a tall, fat boxer Alfred saw working out in the gym earlier called Jelly Belly. Jelly says that he just came from where Mr. Donatelli was giving Willie Streeter his final instructions on how to fight his opponent, Junius Becker. Alfred says that he read Streeter could become the next champion, and Henry tells him that Mr. Donatelli is counting on it. Alfred has a hard time following the action during the preliminary fights, and mostly listens to the comments Henry and Jelly make. Eventually, Alfred sees Mr. Donatelli leading Willie Streeter – a tall, handsome black man – towards the ring followed by Bud Martin and Dr. Corey. When the ring announcer introduces Willie the crowd begins to cheer, and Alfred is impressed with...

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