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by John Steinbeck

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In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, what success did Curley have in boxing?     

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While Carlson is cleaning his gun, Curley bursts into the bunkhouse and asks the guys if any of them have seen his wife. Whit mentions that she hasn't been in there, and Curley responds by asking where Slim is at. George then tells Curley that he's out in the barn, and Curley asks how long he's been out there before he storms out of the room. Sensing a fight, Whit stands up and comments that he would like to see Slim and Curley fight. He believes that Slim would win, but says that Curley is mighty handy when it comes to fighting. Whit then comments that Curley made it to the finals in the Golden Gloves and even has newspaper clippings to prove it. Despite Curley's aggressive nature and boxing success, he knows better than to pick a fight with Slim. 

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