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QUEEREST OF ALL; RING DECISIONS WAS RENDERED
BY EUGENE CORRI
By Tom S. Andrews.
Best known of all referees is
Eugene Corri, the great English
arbitrator of boxing, whose name
is as familiar to followers of the
game on this side of the Atlantic
as it is across the water. Corri is
the last word in the sport in Eng
land and referees all the bouts at
the National Sporting club.
"I have had what you Ameri
cans call 'hot times' in the ring
frequently," said Corri to me one
afternoon, when discussing ring
affairs in general and the referee
ing angle in particular.
"Perhaps the most unpleasant
moment and the one requiring the
quickest action of mind was when
two young fellows were fighting
at the old club in London, some
years ago. There was a great
deal of betting on the outcome.
"I don't remember the names
of the boxers, but they were
called Jack and Bill. They had
been fighting like two wildcats
for 12 rounds and it wasa toss-up
as to which had the better of it '
First one would scote a knock
down and then the other. The
crowd was wild with excitement
and the betting continued furious. .
In the thirteenth, Jack began to
pile up points and had away the
best of it. I did not see how the .
fight could go another round.
The climax came in the four
teenth. They rushed and let go
rights at the same time. Both
landed on the point of the jaw
and both went tofvthe floor for the
count of 10.
The excitement was of the,