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When Callaghan Knocked Out Hemingway, Proved He Was A Sore Loser

Hemingway boxing.

Hemingway boxing.

In the rarefied world of literary stars who like to physically fight each other, there’s one tale with more layers to it than most — the time Canadian author Morley Callaghan knocked out Ernest Hemingway in a boxing match.

Hemingway never forgot Callaghan putting him on the canvas and went to his grave declaring he could beat the Canuck.

To read the details behind the fight — and its aftermath — head to Fightland by clicking here.

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