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THE SDN, SUNDAY, JULY 80, 1916.
World's Lightweight Championship Crown Will Likely Be Shifted When Welsh Meets White on Labor Day
LOSING GRIP ON
Is Holding On by Amazing
Tenacity White Most
JOE OANS LEADING
jr TJOD VaWJUltAJfe
St to not ejnlfkery that at tha eortrtn
Mon of tha bout between Freddie Welsh,
the holder of tha world' lightweight
title, and Charley White, eeretstent ohal
longer for tha championship, tha crown
will ta ahtfted from tha Intellectual
doma of tha Briton to tha marble doma
of tha Chlcagoan.
It la trua that Welsh haa for retire
upset the calculations of thosa who have
pe.rlodlcnlty consigned htm to tha
Queensberry scrap heap and has held
to Ms title with amailng tenacity. Al-1
though ha haa been outpointed and
teaten In numeroua no decision contents,
jet ha haa managed to either keep on
hi fe et to tha end or hna receives timely
assistance from a roferee with rever
enca for a champion. Tills was tho
when Alllburn Saylor lilt the Kng-1
llrhman In the stomach In tha ninth 1
round of a bout In Winnipeg and i
doubled him up. WeWh clnlmed foul
and the Incompetent referee halted the
bsut, but refused to decide whether the
blow was fair or foul. Tho records con
tain the Information thnt Welsh won
from Saylor on a foul In the ninth round.
Welsh recently emerged from a bout
with Wolgast under conditions Indicat
ing that tha champion was fairly
knocked out by a body blow In the third
round, but Benin the champion escaped '
through tho leniency of the referee, and
later In tho bout was really felled with
a foul blow.
Welsh Lucky Boxer. I
It Is therefore quite evident that i
Welsh has been mom than fortunate In
escaping decisive defeat and that before
Ions his run of pood luck will drert him
ind lils title be taken away. The signs
nil point to such n result on Labor Day,
for the champion lias not engase.d In a
twenty round bout In two yrars, and he.
Is meeting a. yountr, nipired chap In
White, who. If tho chmiplon should
weary, would be more than apt to put
over tho llnlfhlnc touch.
If Whlto cannot take the title from j
Welsh then It will be useless for other
nnd less.effectlve hitters to try. Leonard
might outpoint tho champion In twenty j
rounds, tinil Welling could probnbly do
vw same nnu also nave a chance to stop
the Jlrlton, but White "looks the most
likely winner at the present time In a
twentv round encounter.
If Welsh loses the title to White It will
mark a short reign by the Englishman
s world's champion, ho having beaten
JCltchlo two years ago.
Welsh won the English lightweight
title four years ago, and while he has
not defended that championship In soma
time he has not aa ye.t been officially de
posed. At the sam time If he loses lite
world'a championship It Is not at all.
likely that he will ever attempt to re
habilitate himself aa the champion of I
While Welsh has lasted quite well,
principally owing to his successful de
fence, yet tn point of service ho does not
compare well with his predecessors.
Abe Illckcn was champion for four
yeara under aro knuckle rules, and Ar
thur Chambers held the honors for five '
yeara under tha London rules. t
McAullrTe'a Lone Ilclgo.
Jack McAullffe, who won the title un
der Ijondon rules In 1SS5 and later de
fended the championship under th
Queonsberry rules, retained the honors
for nine years, and retired without hav
ing a decision entered Against him In a
bout for the title. When McAullffa
finally retired ha Intimated that George
Lavigne, the Allchlgan Wildcat, was the
likeliest man for the chumplontp. Ia
vlgne agreed with McAullffe, and taking
tha championship without laying Hy
your leave," the Saginaw boy proceeded
to beat all challengers for the American
title and then went to Kngland and de
feated Dick llurge for the world's title.
La Time laated only five years, his down
fall being due to the fast pace ha set
after winning the championship.
Frank Erne waa fortunate enough to
meet Lavtgne tn a title bout when tho
Saginaw boy waa practically done as an
athlete. Erne won on points in a twenty
pound bout to a decision, and three
years later he lost the title to Joe Qana
through a knockout In the first round.
Thta was) convincing evidence that Erne
did pot measure up to the standard of
tha other men tn the lightweight dl
riitoo. Own tho Master.
Joe Oana, unquestionably the greatest
tiara pi on tn the history of the light
weight class, hung onto the title for six
years, his defeat by Battling Kelson be-
Ing due solely to the killing reduction of
flesh to less than 133 pounds, aa dictated
by Nolan and Kelson. This drastlo tak-
i Ins off w el rot. which was twice done
at tha dictation of Kelson, threw the
negro Into a decline and resulted In his
Nelson, who had little to commend
htm except strong jaw and endurance,
held tha title for but two years, and
Wolgast, another fighter of the Nelson
type, lasted but two years.
Ritchie developed a laziness after get
tin tha title that piled his flesh up do
high ha waa unable to continue In the
lightweight claaa and has abnndoned the
American title, which was still hts after
tha loaa of his world's title to Wchth.
Bltohle therefore held title for two
yeara and had the unpleasant distinc
tion of permitting the world's cham
1 plonahlp, which Lavigne ho valiantly
won from Surge by knockout, slip back
I to England through the medium of a
decision on points In a twenty round
Of tha probable winner It Is known
that he Is English by birth, having been
born In Liverpool In 1891. Ills name Is
Charles Anchowltz, aim he came to
America very early In life, so that lin
really regards this country nn the lnnd
of hla adoption. Chicago has been his
i home for many years.
. f, Wadte'a K. O. Itrcorf.
He haa an Impressive knockout record
f about thirty. Including such good men
as Harry Donahue, Kid Kansas, Stanley
1 Yoakum, Joe Azevedo, .llmmy Murphy.
Bam Robldeau, Eddie Murphy, Hal
I Htewart, Fred Ynllo, Chnrllo Thnmns,
I Young Brown, ailbert flallant. Matty
Haldwln, Ullburn Baylor and Matt
1 The only time White suffered a dose
of hla own medicine was when Jack
Brltton hung a sleep punch on his Jaw
ajt New Orle ana three years ago. in the
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early days of his career White lost a de
cision to Abe Attell on points, one to
Willie Glbbs, one to Joe Mandot and
one to Danny Webster.
Until a few months ago Joe Welling,
who Is a Bohemian named Josep Wllf-
llng, 'also of Chicago, was known as a
rather clever boxer who was hard to
hit. He outboxed several good men
and was a very promising performer.
Suddenly Welling began to hit with
triphammer force and knockout good
fighters with frequency. He to-day
stands In the foremost ranks of the
lightweights ond If pitted with Wolsh
would have as good a chance as White
to gr.ib tho title and a better chance
Of the former holders of the title,
McAullffe was a fairly good boxer, but
depended mainly on his hitting. He
proved himself to be the superior of all
the American llghtwelchts and van
quished Hilly Meyers of Ktrentor, III.,
who was the cleverest boxer of the divi
sion at that time.
Hut when McAullffe essayeiL to cap
ture the world's title he fnlleir lament
ably. He made this effort In 18S7 In
a light to a finish, bare hands. London
rules, si 1th Jem Carney, lightweight
champion of England, at Revere Bench,
Mass. Carney proved to be a much
cleverer boxer than McAullffe and hit
with such terrific force that the Ameri
can fighter was soon In distress and
unable to make any headway. McAu
llffe was a beaten man and unable to
leave his corner at the call of tlmo for
the seventy-fifth round. In order to
save him from a sure knockout (Carney
being Htrong nnd aggressive) MeAullffe's
handlers cut the ring ropes, prevented
any further lighting, and the referee
called the contest a drawn battle,
Shortly before his retirement McAu
llffe engaged another foreigner In a ten
round bout nt tlio Convy Island Ath
letic Club. IIIh opponent wns Young
(Irlffo, an amazingly clever boxer.
Qrlffo outpointed McAullffe by 100 to 1,
but the referee declared the American
winner on points.
Ills Time to Hetlre.
Hhnrtly after tills event, .MoAullffe,
hearing of Lavlgne' prowess and rea
lizing that his powers were waning,
decided to retire. He did so and pre
sented some sort of a belt to Lavlgne..
The, Raglnaw boy made good from the
star). He wax a human c clime, who
never stopped his tornadlc attack while
his opponent was on his feet,
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Lavigne also performed the wonder-
fill feat of beating Joe Walcott, the
narunuun jfeniun, in u mirvu njuim
bout, the Saginaw boy being greatly '
.iMert In his victory bv the welrht. 13S
puunun, wmi Jl w r.im-iirii iitr nriu, wiiu
was at the time normally a 140 pounder.
The punishment Inflicted on each In
this bout affected them sa Injuriously
that neither, was tver again at top
form. Livlgne deteriorated rapidly,
and was nn easy mark for Frank Krno.
a good nparrer but light hitter. The
bout, which was twenty rounds to a
declrlon, lasted the limit, Krne winning
on points. As showing the Ineffective
hitting of Kni, h had Lavigne wabbly
30 seconds beforo the close of the sev
enth round, the champion being unabltt
to hold up his hands. Krne swung
right and left to the Jaw for fully 15
seconds and never even brought La
vigne to his knees.
Krne a Dlsappatnteneat.
JDrne acoompllshed little as champion,
the most notable decision In his favor
being one In twelve rounds over Joe
Clans. The latter refused to continue
the bout after he had received a cut
over the eye, claiming he was blinded
by the tlow of blood and could not see
to IIkIiI. Hut two years later, when
the champion was forced Into another
match with Oans, the champion had the
humiliation of being knocked out by
the flrst punch In the openlns round.
Gans mnde a wonderful record. He
was the coolest, craftiest boxer nnd tho
hardest hitter with either hand the class
had ever known, and but for his Inordi
nate fondness for gaming, which kept
him In a constant state of financial de
pletion and made hi 111 an easy victim
of designing malingers, he. would doubt
less have excelled McAullffe in length
of service as champion.
(Jans Anally fell Into the, clutches of
Nelson and Nolan, who compelled the
champion to weigh 133 pounds In
trunks and shoes, making his actual
weight stripped 131 ',i pounds ringside,
dans, rather than Ioho the big money
prnmlHed him for n match with Nelson,
permitted the clmllenKer to dictate
terms. These terms caused the death of
Oans Hliortly after hla defeat by the
Nelson and Wnlgaat were disappoint
ing as champions, because they refused
to meet any one except nt 133 ringside,
and this barred good men Ilka Brltton
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rut outfielder would like to connect
with a rellabla semi-pro agsrrcatlon pier.
Ins turdaya, 8unrtaa and holidays. Am
a good tiattr and eapaMe fielder Richard
II. flraf, Its Heventh avenue, nronhiyn.
Tha Central City Athletic Aaanclatlon
baeehall team now la coins at a rapid
pace. Tha team la bnlMfnc un an enviable
record for tha aeaaon. A few datsa remain
open ror menagera or reliable hnma teame
Amnns the open dates are Auffuet 4 antl 13.
M. Forbes, til Cooper atreet, Brooklyn.
Lehmane, a atrong amateur nine avarsg-
ln( Ifl to 10, hia dates open for out of
town teams ftldnev S. Sleglar, 141 Weat
Etglity-aerond itreei, city
National A. C. of Jersey City has Au
gust C. tn, n and also Saturday datea tn
Auguet open. V. A. Noatrand, 440 Avenue
A, Kayonne, N. J.
All Collegians have Julr 10 and Auguat
dataa open for nret elasa heme cluba. Ev
erett Mlllett, 141 Weat Flfty-alxth etreet,
Olenmore Giants, a heavy semi-pro trav
elling team, haa next Sunday open for a
home club. I.oula D'l.sll, til East 121at
Knlihta of St Antony team haa tha New
Tork Ftre Department nine for Its iTtiponent
this afternoon on the Knlghta of ht. An
tony Oval, (Ireenpnlnl avenue and North
Henry atreet, Brooklyn McOnrry will
pitch for the KnlKhla and Lynch will bo
the hope of tha Flra Laddies. This will
he the first appearance .if the Firemen In
llrnoklyn this year. Last Sundai- the
Philadelphia lllanta had to go fourteen
Innlnta tn defeat tha Knights A prelim
inary fame will be ataged at 1:10 o'clock.
Bronx Or)e have tha lilt three Sundays
tn August open for teams who average IS
to 17 years actual age, Wu have a fine
Prlil nnd ilreralng room, and vMtlng taama
lire gusr.mteed the bc"t of treatment. L,
llornteen, CI i:t I35th street, city,
Stelnway Civic and Athletic Aeeorlatlon
hne open dutes for light eeml.pro teams
wlllliiK to traiel. Frank Hartunek, 40
Seventh avenue, Aalnrla, 1,. 1.
Second bsseman or outfielder, who for
merly rnptulned tha Illvtrdale nine, wishes
tn Join 11 h.tHcbitll team averaslns IB to 14
years Williamsburg section preterm.!. II.
List, IIS South Second atraat, Brooklyn.
Bronx All Star baseball club haa July 10,
August 13, SO and 17, and Labor Day open
for home managera. All tHar llaaeball
Club, filK Courllandt avanus. Telephone
Two all around players would Ilka to
connect with a uniformed team averaglnr
U to IT years. A. Baum, 1019 Longwood
Paualra. Pall Rtvars and feekskills
have open dates for managers wishing to
book nret claaa attraction. Fer games
phone toil Cor t lend t.
Lelend Otants have all Saturday and
Bunday data In July and Auguat open.
Would Ilka to hear from Sprint field, Waat
New Tork, Hlrhneld Park. Hunts Point
end nimhnrst flraya. Poke dreen. !:J
New atreet, Neasrk, Phona Market T04I.
Bronx Orioles, who have played the
leading aeml-pro teama of tha Bronx, have
reorganlxed and ara now open to book
games with Mount JlPe. Sprlniflelda and
Wntaone. Kd Ureena, "14 Home atreet,
Passaic B. R. C. has a faw open dataa
In Julr and August for home teama. A
banner attraction ta guaranteed. Have met
ma leariinc aemliro teama In New Jar
aey and (irenter New York. Rdward
Kronee. lit rnseolc atreet, rasaatc, N. J,
Klliabeth Stars of F.lliabath. N. J one
of the leading semi-professional travelling
ciuns or .-aw jereey, woum use 10 ar
range games with euch cluba aa Lincoln
illume, Hunts I'ointa, uegnnn oraya, Buah
wlcka and cyiiress Hllle. W J. Bond
I'nlon, I'nlon eountr, N. J., or telephone
3.in j i.nionvnia rrom A. si., until 4
A eaml-pro pitcher wlahes te oonnect
with a reliable team In or around New
Yorx. J. J. I. solo, III Eaet seventy. eev
enth atrtet, city.
Marlmura Athletlee will play tha Bronx
Semlnolea, a strong aembpro team, at
Liberty M. II. C. Field, this afternoon, at
i!3U r, M,
Marlmura Athletics would Ilk Is hear
from light semi-pro or commercial house
teams having Saturday afternoon nnd Hun
day dates open. Sunday games to ba
pniyeit at I!3U f, M. c Underwood, 140
Jersey City Sterlings, a light eeml-pro
team, have a few open dates on home
gmunne. iinlv lunv eiiuippeii teams nee.l
apply ror uatee ivui iraiei on Saturday
Have Saturday dates hnoketl with all hliih
class teams thrnushout New York and
New Jersey, J, ('. Sterlings, lloulevnrd
aim iK.vnon uvenues, jersey city, .. .1
At National Oval, 173d atreet and Ho
avenue, The Bronx, this afternoon, the
Nlnnnn It. II. ( will cross bats with th
National It.'d Sox, The Nippon nine Is
composea entirely or jupHnee players.
ine game win einn 111 a.vi 1. Al,
Tha Cherry Lane nine haa open datea for
nome ciuis. wiuiin a ruiiiua or uo mllea
of New York. We would Ilka to hear from
Rlmnurat tiraye, Kinplre city, Farmers.
Sprlngdclda. Knights of St, Antony and
Mlnenla. Ijist Sunday tha Cherry Lanes
Oyeter Bay team at Oyater
nay, 9 to 1. rne reaturra or the aama
were the hitting of O'Hare and tho rutch-
Ing of Dan Nans. L II. tlaschotl, 194
Junction avenue, Corona, 1,. I, Trlephona
Broad 4114, 1
A uniformed baseball team averaging
14 yeara would like to hear from a man.
agar living In the vicinity of Crntona Park,
lT.1'1 street and Third avenue, B. Blsen.
man, BR Fast 17.1th street,
BOUT TITLE MATCH?
Ringside Weight Clan Think
World's Championship Will
Not Be at Strike.
Accordlnr to the articles of sgteement
covering the championship bout between
Freddie Welsh and Charlie White at
Denver Labor Day they will weigh In at
13S pounds it I A. M. the day of the
bout, or about five hours before they are
to enter the ring.
Such being the case, the contest, ac
cording to the 1S5 pound ringside clan,
csnnot possibly be for the title, because
they Insist that a man who cannot or
does not weigh 133 ringside Is not n
lightweight. Carried to Its logical end
a man who boxes nt a weight above 133
ringside cannot mln tho lightweight title.
In addition a champion who enters the
ring nt a weight above 13.1 ringside does
lint risk his title.
With the 13.1 ringside fanatics a cham
pionship contest Is merely a question of
weight. The skill of tho boxers cuts no
figure nnd the fact of one of the men be
ing the tltlehnhler is also of no Import,
Unless both men weigh 1.13 ringside the
battle Is merely an exhibition.
That argument would be all right If
advanced In Europe or Australia, where
the lightweight limit Is officially 13S
pounds at 2 P. M. That weight Is
strictly enforced In alt title bouts and no
one can lose a championship except at
Hut In America, where there never
haa been an official scale of weights
and where the champions In all classes
have set the weights to meet their own
physical requirements, It Is the height
of absurdity to prate about 113, 122
However, tha very Illogical persons
who talk loudest of these alleged weights
are now commenting on the "champion
hip" bout, and If White should tonnle
over Welsh the 133 pound ehrtekers will
he the first to acclaim Left Hook
Charley the new champion, and at 13i
pounds nve hours liefore ring time!
Rika ail Ktreanaa.
Ben Preasler. the promoter of the Dll-
ton-Levlnsky bout In Baltimore, based
his faith on suocess on the fact thnt
the Klks were holding a national re
union in the Monumental City. Press.
ler thought that all tho Elks would make
n rush to see the bout. In this he wns
sadly mistaken, for the Rlks were busy
with their own affairs and had no time
for n boxing bout.
Which brings to mind the painful ex
perience or Itlg Jim Kennedy, a nromo
ter well known In the Horton law days
and previous to them. Kennedy hnd
leased the old Coney Island A. C which
was swept by ocean breer.es, and he
chuckled gleefully when he learned that
the firemen were to hold a national con
vention at the seashore resort.
At onco Kennedy arranged to give a
grand combat for the benefit of the fire
laddies. Ho matched two lien vies, who
were billed as "Fireman ' Thompson and
"Hmokeeater" Simmons." Kennedy even
got out posters snowing the imr.pld
Thompson and the fearless Simmons
coming down the ladder from a burn
ing building carrying n hautful mnlden
they had rescued from the devouring
flames. All the ushers nnd tlckot sellers
at the club won. Are hats ami red
shirts, and Kennedy tool; a sent nnd
waited for the stampede of lire fighters
for tlu- clubhouse.
11 to ine nine the main event was
put 011 no one who bore the .slightest
resemblance to a fireman hnd entered
the clubhouse, nnd Kennedy wns a bit
worried, for he know there wore fully
15,000 of them In attendance on the
Simmons nml Thompson went Into the
ring and had nearly finished their eon
test when there was a cominollon at
the entrance, and Kennedy gleefully
scampered to see If the rush was on.
Hiiro enough In came n gallant lire
fighter In full uniform. He was fol
lowed by three othors. Kennedy looked
ror the otner ri.uiiu, mil they never
Afterward anybody who desired to
.lndirei an tinneeeilf from gjinn.ilv tind
merely to say to him: "Oh, fireman,
ave my child!"
NO WORRY TO JESS
Willnrri May Be Qunlifyimr
ii i ii Circus Sltlrshnw
TIMOKOUS MR. KlMtANK
ny rnrM cotrxTr.n.
.less Wlllard, aceorrtltir to thr. r,n
have seen him elevating the rlrcur mil
not be without a profession after h!i
retirement from the roprt square.
The heavyweight champion of th
world Is rapidly qualifying to flit iti
lucrative and not arduous position ,
fat man of the side show.
Wlllard Is now said to sel Mo
pounds, and he puffs so furiously when
living with his sparring pinners thnt
the management Is considering ths id.
liability of npplylng a Maxim sllencir
to llie big fellow's breathing apparatus.
Nm inlv are Wlllard's efforts t hntti.
ir n vi lldl nt by the onlookers heeiujM
of " vldent strain on the chsmplon,
I Ii. en the kindness of the msntgs!
i i rutting the rounds to n'nt
( i. nil has not helped the msttsr
I" ipprcclnhte extent
ExpfrtH In ttalnlnu estimate thnt If
Wlllanl started to fit himself for
chnmplotiihlp contest ll would take Mm
two years to get Into ordinarily go!
Therefore, as a boxer, Wlllard is t
victim of his own tnountnlnous growth
although from the showman's stan.1.
Mlnt his slr.o has some rotnpenst!nt
It has been frequently the ess that
the champions of various lighter clsse
have outgrown their dlvtsnns. but W.
lard furnishes the lint Instance on
record whre the champion has outgrown
tho heavyweight class.
Kllhaxte'a Amaslng Stand.
In order to force Johnny Kllbsrs to
take bis featherweight title out of the
camphor cloths ami glw- tlenrge ihnni
a chance to win It If he ,,!,
Hinkel, a fellow townniinn of th
champion, offered the remarkably larjs
pur.s of $ir,,riOO for a fifteen round Liu;
to n decision. It Is uiniuestioMli . n,.
largest money ever offered for tm
featherweights, and there Is r.o queitton
an to the offer being Iwa fide, for
1 Illnkcl Is a wealthy man and er
, prominent In sport In the .Middle W.st
Therefore, there was a general 1..
that, with so big nil offer In his vr.
ton 11, Kllbar.e would Jump at the pro,.o
sltlon. Heportf from Cleveland 1 .,1
that the champion did Jump -av-tv
from it Or nithor bi tn.in.iK.i Ji 1
Dunn, who has steeied Kilhane ,i.iy
from every ilnnccrou ni.in v. '10
challenged for the title fr s c
Clevelitider won the chnn 1 -h .
a narrow margin from the ret mere- K
Attell, Ir trying to shleMep.
When Dunn was asked by a 1 I'M il
reporter If Kllbano would Iv x t H n
"Sure Kllbane will box t'hanoy if
don't you think for a fellow in t ie t
t!on of challenger of n champion I .i
''haney. he ps asking ,111 awful im '
money nhen he i.l; for Jil.noo n
can you Imagine the nervo Its deni. i
.tig .".0 per cent, of the gate nvci,''.
I'an't ou get the answer? Can't j
sec that Chaney isn't any too mix 11
to make the match?"
"But how about yourself, Jim" "s
queried. "How about the decision pan
of the matter?"
"Oh, ICUh.ine will meet Chaney '!
right," came the evasive nnwer B.t
I don't see why there should be a d
cislon in a fifteen round hou' v 1
know champlonnhlps are usually d'
clde.l In twenty round bouts."
Then the Cleveland reporter fl1i.ii
Men who have seen Kllbane and ufco
have seen Chaney ate a unl' In d
mlttlng that Chaney'a only pos'v
chance of a victory over KU'i.ine 1
by a knockout. Dunn hlmelf lus !
Insisted that Kllbane coulJ uip si
Chaney at any distance from one to
Then why the hesitation about a dee
slon? Wo believe Dunn Isn't set in h s op
Ion on that subject. We believe h tl
atlll open to conviction T' e 1 i".r
may be cleared soon. He ni l confer
with Matt Hinkel.
No more flagrant example of
dectslonless evil has ever I'e-i r
sentcd than III the spectacle of K
demurring nt the official ref.-r'o p'
Ing a winner In a fifteen round tut Pt
SlK.oon purse, and with th ft s
Won't Rlek Title.
It shows conclusively how tensr
the champions hold on to their mc e
making titles, and how determ'r.eJ the
are to retain them even If they dolt
every dangerous challenger In the to1
It Is n needed that If the lmm li vd 1
limit of fifteen rounds, Kl.iure ecu'! '
hardly lose on points, yet Hie c amp
and his manager are loath ti 'a 0 tu
that small chance in the matler
It lines not follow that Chines n
land his famous knockout wai on on t
elusive Kllbane, nnd if he f .' d to 0
eo, then the verdict wou'd bf r no-'
It Is Incredlblo that Kilnane l"i"
the Baltimore K. D. King cu. 'n
the Jaw, nnd the ln.li at. - .
Kllbane, If he make the a
Insist that there fliall be ri' d nr
an added safeguard to him. '
Tho crafty Dunn prolubly " "s
Kllbane would huve to le m
the defensive In order to .iv '
blows that the HalMmorean '
th! decision of the referee f
Hither that Is the scheme. 0" else U
banu will tiH.- the decision .' ' 11
u means of getting out of s'r c
tides at all. It will be rcmfn '
Kllbane signed nrtlcle -o 1 1 '
In Hnllimnre, but repudiavd t e c
turo and refused tn keep t'.e 1
ment, despite the fact tVa'
tlons wmo accepuible to th .1
WflllllK la Willing.
TlllF boy Welling, tint .1'
ston Is toting 11rn11r.1l tV
h.ivo to b considered by t ie -'
contenders. Welling "
since ho tlrt appeared n . 1
been little short of woii h
Allho'iKli a LL". p."H 1
has been incetini; to'iu'i ,(
beat, 111; theni t Hi the " )'
ling boxed Harry I
the t'hliMgoan scaled I'M 1
Indlcnles Unit tie cm I.e.
weight .llvl'ion for so no
I fill II Is ill lb.- ln.i". r ..
hitting th.it he astonish.- 1
might have h.nl a ni'pb
Joyous lolmslon was dlsp."i' k
ated atmosplief. when iIm.i
wonderfully willing vvalloir u
Hut tin. battle thnt We' e
agnlnst the pugnacious nn ' ' r
Pierce JiMllled all the it i '
by the ".lid Johnston A' ' s
III.' ten rounds ho wai In "U' '
Pierce illsplajed line box ok
liens, coui n;t. ,ind tlio 1:
. ImnrlAil lillflnt- iltwlnked t' at .
top notch lightweights Vrs 1 ie o'li.r
Illghtwelghts have reason to ri