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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1911, Image 13',
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STIFF-LEGGED TIM LAND OF AUSTRALIA, CAN FIGHT
SOME, SAYSTOM ANDREWS
Can you imagine a man with 'a
stiff leg being a go6b boxer and
, Tim Land, the.Australian mid
dleweight, is handicapped with a
stiff leg, and he is not only a good
boxer and a rare' fighter, but as
game as any man that everen
tered the arena. There may be
other boxers handicapped as
L'and is, but I never heard of
I saw Land in Sydney. He had
wop 17 battles over the knockout
route in the smaller clubs of Syd
ney and Melbourne, when he was
matched with "Cyclone" Thomp
son by Manager Ted Covell, rep
resentative of Hugh Mcintosh.
They fought before 7,000 fans in
When Covell, talked to Land
about the match, the boxer1 told
him to get the toughest middle
weight he could find.
"Try to get Thompson or
Papke. for me and I'll deliver the
. goods," he said.
? The men were matched for 20
rounds and for 19 they fought
like wildcats. Tim more than held
his own for 15 rounds, but in the
sixteenth Johnny began to get
home some terrific short arm"
jolts to the jaw and he had the
game stiff-legged boy wobbling,
but could not make him back up "
an inch: It looked like a draw in
the nineteenth, but toward the
end Johnny dazed Tim with a
hard one to the jaw. '
As they came- up for the twen
- ticth Thompson landed a ha-Sp-
right swing on Land's jaw. put
ting him down for the count. As
he qipe to, Tim asked for Cov
ell and said: "Well, t kept my
word, didn't I?7'
Land demanded a return with
Thompson and got it" about a
month later. He lasted but two
rounds. I believe Thompson's
first victory worried Land and
he lost confidence. Thompson
afterwards told me that he never
had a harder fight in his life
HAVE NEWSPAPERS PULL?
Editor The Day Book :
Why is it that the Chicago
newspaper wagons and automo
bile trucks carrying hundreds of
pounds of papers t are permitted
on' the boulevards of Chicago
when a city ordinance provides
that no heavy traffic will be al
lowed on these thoroughfares ?
And. these wagons and automo
bile trucks seem to care nothing
about the speed, ordinance.
Have the newspapers of this
town a special permit to run
heavy wagons and irucks on the
boulevards ? Or have they a pull
with the city officials?
Jackson Boulevard resident
'Caterpillar Auto" is name for
machine equipped with endless
chains of wooden treads in place
of auto wheels, which is to be
used in Alaskan snow fields.
King George's chaplain Is
"wanted by police." Been lead-jinga-double-Jife.
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