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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 21, 1912, Image 13

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TOM ANDREWS-PREDICTS A MIGHTY HARD SUMMER
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It looks like a hard summer for
negro boxers who have been eat
ing chicken regularly .in Paris,
London and some American
cities.
Even Jack Johnson is not burn
ing up the world these days.
.With all his 'reputation he has re
ceived the icy mitt from many
clubs. Following his turn down
by New York clubs and the judg
ment of $7,500 awarded against
him by an English judge,' comes
word that Paris is through with
negro boxers.
Word to this effect comes from
the boxing Beau Brummel, Char
lie Galvin, who has managed sev
eral negro boxers, including
Dixie Kid and Bob Scanlon. He
has passed them up.
"The smokes are on thcchute-'
writes Galvin, "and I'm through.
The clubs wont hire them, be
cause the public is tired of
matches between white and black
men. They are being put out of
business."
The animosity against the ne
gro boxers is in the air. They
are not as popular in Australia as
they were, and that land was
their last stand, apparently.
Freddy Walsh's calling off of
his bout with Jack Britton, recalls
the fact that the little Welshman
has had to cancel two other bouts
within the past year and causes
me to wonder whether his vege
table diet isn't responsible for
this.
When Welsh trained in Mil
waukee for Wolgast, I believe, -he"
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