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ANKOVE THAT'S' HIS NAME APPRIZE FIGHTER, BUT
THEY CALIT HIM.WHITE. FOR'SHORT-
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Johan Ankove He's Known in" Prize Ring as Jack .White, i '
Johan Ankove is no name for a
prize fighter and that is why-this
boxer is known as Jack Wliite.
White is very sensitive on the
subject o name, and ifTvou ask,
vhim what his right name-Js Ihe,
nares up ana answers very-abruptly
"Jack White, o' cpurse."
How could it be anything else?"
All anyone has to do" to "refute.
Jack's illogical argurrient- about
names is to dig down intoihis,an
cestral past deep enough tpTfind
him a kid on the streets'.of Eori-
don,,wnere.he was born, 41 years
.Jack's .patents were rated as
English Jews, "but Jack's brother
"calls -himsejf Charley White and
refered'..tolhimself before he be
came a.ring.celebrity as Charles
liarry.Gilmore, who manages
Jack:Wh'ite and looks after his ,
ipublicity, says positively that his
right name is Ankove and that
like "alf fighters he is sensitive on,
'the subject-bf natnes.
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