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AUSTRALIA VERY ATRACTIVETO AMERICAN BOXERS
SAYS TOM ANDREWS . .
Australia seems to draw Amer
ican boxers as the United States
draws English fighters. There is
a colony of Yankee fighters in the
'Antipodes, in which are found
Cyclone Johnny Thompson,. Jim
Clabby, Eddie Clabby, Terrv Kel-
Jerj Sam Langford, Sam McVey,
Frank Picato, George Unholz and
Dick Cullen. Several others are
preparing to joiithem.
The latest to make a break for
the South Pacific are Buck
Crouse and his manager, Jimmy
iMa'son of Pittsburg, who,sail the
last of-this month or early. in-Feb-
ruary. They will be busy, for"
there are several good middle
weights in Australia.
Crouse in the last six months
has beaten some of the best mid
dleweights in this countrv. He .is
just past 21 and gaining strength,
daily. He won over 25 tattles last
year, 16 of them being knockouts.
His last victory Was over Leo
Houck and this ranks him with
the contenders for Ketchel'-s.
Sid Smith and Billy Marchant,.
clever English boxers, have at
last decided to come to this coun
try. Last fall they started, "but were,
induced to return to box for the
Lonsdale belt. Smith won the.
belt and the 115-pound-champion-ship
of'Great Britain. Will Ames
manager, cables me they will ar
rive in New York Jan. 31. After,
a week's rest they will meet alt
comers in the bantam and feather-weight
classes. Smith wants
Johnny Coulon and Marchant
would meet Abe Attel, Johnny
Kilbane, Joe Rivers or- Jack
Negotiations are on with Los
Angeles, Sdn Francisco and New
Orleans clubs now. New York
and Boston will probably see
them first in limited round bouts..
An official in a Wisconsin town
stopped a boxing bout "because
there is a law against prize fight
ing,"although he admitted that a
Milwaukee judge decided boxing.
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