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'I CAN THE MINER
; BEAT MIES?
I ; ! Big Battle Occurs Next
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Rlr'! jj Many Claim (Wunroe Is a
I !l!f Dub' whi,e oth8rs
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Hj- . I )i'f j Herrera-Yanger Bout at Butte To-
morrow Other Fistic
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''n 'Ie KkTEXT Frklnv at San Francisco the
C If If I'll nf l011S-talked'0i: battle between
V"' ''5 ' I Jii . . i Champion James J. Jeffries and
t lit i riS Jack Munroe, the Butte miner,
I '."'.'lfl take P1ace- During the past week
' t there has been considerable talk or a
i i' m! m postponement, owing to a rumor that
! j J i 'j JefC could not condition himself - by
4 jjj, ,j J June 17. This has been positively de
X ; ; ;' h nled by both Jeffries and Munroe, and
5 l :: by James Cortroth, manager of the
Mt i : : Yosemltc- club. Both men Btatc thai
j . j' n ,' M they will be in tip-top shape by I'rlday
j 'J fn I evening, and both are anxious for the
' tl m111 10 occur nt that titne
L it' ' 1 As -the hour approaches for the big
i- i 'lV trf battle the sports arc puzzling their
, li 'ill s brains in an effort to figure out Just
j i I '1' j i 8 how much of a chance the uiie miner
' y I l,as to hang It on the undefeated Jef-
K 'MB fries. Many believe thut Munroe is a
I ' 3ub; that he Is nothing more than a
1 v lj ' second-rater who was lucky enough to
H! ' tla' four rounds with the "champ."
HL ij ii when Jeff was out of condition. Those
H ! ' j! I 'vho bold this belief assart that a few
Hl ' ' j rounds will suffice to hand the dream
Vjf' IV UibletH to the ambitious plck-wlelder
t ' i t i I from the land of the Minnie Healy.
i j ''' '' Munroe Has a Following.
K j, I) . r i !l There are others, however, who be-
H , t i j! Ueve that Munroe has a good chance
Vi l f i i to win. Not long ago a Chicago sport-
! s ' , I i ins- man passed through this city on
l t j . ' j , I nlH way to the coaot, and while in
L ji 1 this city made the statement that he
''if ,!! Journeyed from Chicago for the express
Fi I I j. purpose of placing a few big bets on
Hi'i" I ( thc ml"r- He dcclaretl that after
1 ' watching the big fellow work and see-
(! riLt ,J j Ing se'ernl of his lights he figured that
f 9i ijjr J Munroe had a good chance to put Jcf-
1 '! 1 i! fries away.
'"'?r f Since Munroe began his work at
Ht 1 3 1 r Sheehan's Tavern. California sports
Hft i v ' :' 'i have increased their respect for him
f y. J 50 per cent. The miner is showing up
IJ j? well In his preliminary work and j?ev-
m" V ' eral aPrtlnB men have declared that
Vl tl 'i I 1 II Munroe will give the champion the
K()ii'ltl ' ' l'll hardest battle of his career.
KVUb, Ji- ,11 However, the majority of thc fight-
1 I', rii followers throughout thc United States
f tMi Ci ij! who nave not secn tne Montanan In ac-
if "V A i Hjj tlon will place all their spare shekeln on
! 1 12 ' r III Jeffries, Nine out of every ten per
Hj nti J j j " sons In this country who follow the
bt 'I' il I'll fistic game pick Jeff to win, and win
Vl f j tin yj easily. They are probably right, for
it' P- til these reasons:
Bil Ml'." I I'll "Wliy Jdffrles Should Win.
n 'I ill Jeffries has it on Munroe in height,
' 1 lit reach, weight, and probably strength,
j j, . 1 , I, 5 The champion has a far better knowl-
B S I ni 'ill edge of boxing than has Munroe, owing
Hii ' nu''. ILh to the fact that for several years past
1 I'"'!' )fa 'ill ne nns minglcd .with such masters -of-
V I y the gloves as James J. Corbett and
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Fitzslmmons. Munroe has had but one
instructor. Kid McCoy, and has been
fighting less than a year.
Since Jeffries has a number of phy
sical advantages over the miner, and
is his superior In the fine points of the
fistic art, there seems to be no way
for Munroe to win. unless by a chance
punch. There seems little possibility
or this, however, as Jeffries has en
countered a number of "Ruby Rob
ert s" best without taking the- count or
even going to the mat.
Tomorrow afternoon at Butte occur
two of the best fights that have been
pulled off in the intermountain region
for some time. Aurello Herrera, the
tough little Mexican from Bnkersfleld.
Cal.. will essay the task of trimming
Benny Yanger. Chicago's fastest feather-weight.
The men seem to be very
evenly matched and a number of bets
have been made, with Yanger a sllcht
favorite. The "Mex," however, has
plenty of backing In the Smoky City
and will no doubt give his admirers a
good run for their money.
Yanger and Herrera met once before.
In a six-round bout that was called a
draw. The Mexican made a good show
ing and several persons who saw the
scrap predict that Herrera will "cop"
thc speedy little Italian tomorrow.
Yanger Is the Favorite.
Johnny Hertz,, manager of the Amer
ican club of Chicago, who Is looking
after the interests of Yanger and Jack
O'Keefe, was in this city Friday, and
stated to the writer that he had lit
tle fear that Yanger would fall to put
the Mexican away. "Unless Hen-era
has improved considerably sinco wc
fought him last, Yanger will win In a
The battle should be a whirlwind,
whoever wins. Yanger has had more
experience than the "Mex," but if Her
rera ever puts his right over there will
be need for stimulants and smelling
salts In the Chicago lad's corner.
Jack O'Keefe and Mellody of Chi
cago will do battle on the same day.
This fight, too, should be a good one,
as both boys are first-raters. The men
are pretty evenly matched and the win
ner will be a matter of speculation until
after the light.
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JEFF IS THE FAVORITE.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. June 11. No
bets on tho big light have yet been
received. Harry Corbett Ja Inclined
to the belief that Jeffries will open
favorite over Munroo at $100 to ?33. which
odds will shorten to about 10 to 1 before
the men enter thc ring.
"Jeffries will always be an overwhelm
ing favorite over any one he meets." said
Corbett yesterday. No matter who his
opponent Is and what his chances, there
are always a class who Insist on playing
tlio champion. Take tho contest between
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4- - ' 1 CHAlirPION JAMES J. JEFFRIES. . X
Corbett and Brltt. Thc clusa that may be
called 'favorite players Insisted on play
ing Corbett. no matter what tho price,
and tho consequence wan that he was
nearly a 2 to 1 favorite over tho local boy.
It will bo the same case In tho Munroe
fight, but I think there will bo an Im
menso amount played on tho short end
this time, aa that clement of betters have
cashed repeatedly during the last four
Corbett'a words cull to mind the fre
quency of winning short endcrs of late.
Young Corbett was a 2 to 1 favorite over
Brltt. but thc latter won; Bobblo John
son managed to become victor In his bout
with Monte Attel with tho odds 10 to 1
aRalnst him. Walcolt lost 'to tho Dixie
Kid when his backers were trying to
"play him off tho boards." but found ne
short cud money. The last contest In
which the "little" betters got tho money
was the Battling Nclson-Canole fight.
Canolo was at odds of 10 to I over Nelson,
but the latter won without much diffi
culty. What Is likely to be a popular form of
hotting on the big fiRht Is wagering on
rounds. Usually sporting men are chary
of Indulging In round bctMmr, as one of
Born In Montana, 1S77; height. S feet;
weight. 205 pounds.
Record March 7-9, Olympic club tourna
ment, defeated C. Mlllward, 1 round,
round, knockout; J. Galvln. 1 round,
knockout; won from "W. J. Rodenbach,
who defaulted to him, he becoming ama
teur heavyweight champion of America.
April IS, 1901 Draw, Hank Grlfffln. 20
Juno 11. 1001 Knocked out Jack Shaugh
ncssy, 2 rounds.
September 12.-1001 Knocked out T. Mul
verhlll. 2 rounds.
September 11. IV.C AVon from J. J. Jef
fries. 4 rounds.
October 23. 1903 Knocked out Peter Ma
hcr. 4 roundH.
December IS, 1J03 Knocked out Al Lim
erick. I rounds.
January 27, 1004 Defeated Tom Sharkey,
tho contestants Is likely to take It easy
for a few rounds. Little fear Is felt In a
world's championship of this being done,
as thc Issue Is too Important for a cham
pion to take any chances of prolonging
tho contest. Even money that Munroo
stays ton, or possibly twelve, rounds, Is
likely to prevail.
ja'mes J. JEFFBIES. Ij
RING RECORD. j'ii
July 2, 1S36 Knocked out Dan Lonj. jjjll
May IS, 1S97 Knocked out Henry Baktri
Nqvember 20, 1S97 Draw, Joo ChojInl, j
20 rounds. j;
March 22, IMS "Won. Peter Jackson, S j
May 6. 1S9S Won. Tom Sharkey, 3,
April 9, 1S97 Knocked out T. Van Bx-.;
kirk. 2 rounds. i;
July 16, IS97-Draw, Gus Rublln, a
February 2S. 1SSS Won. Joe Goddard. !
April 22, 1S9S "Won. Pete Everett, J
August 5, 1SSS Won, Bob Armstrong 11 !
Juno 9. ISM Knocked out Bob Fltiris- '
mons. world's championship. 11 round. J
November 3, 1S99 Won. Tom Sharker, j
world's chnmplonshlp. 25 round?. !
May 1, 1900 Knocked out Jim CorteU, !
world's championship, 23 rounds. :
November 15. 1901 Won, Gus Ruhl!
world's championship. 5 round?.
July 25. 1902 Knocked out Bob FItxiim
mons. world's championship, 8 rounds.
August 14. 1903 Knocked out Jim Cor- !
bctt, world's championship, 10 round?. i
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