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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1912, Image 20

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to defend hisMitle since he defeat
ed Jim Jeffries at Reno, July 4,
1910. The men will meet at Las
Vegas, N, M., July 4. Johnson's
training at present is confine'd to
road work on Chicago's streets.
Editor.)
By Jack Johnson. '
I do not intend to do any train
: ing; except Toad work, for two
weeks. I amfoverweight and my
wind is not 'in good shape. By
the time I have been on the road
a couple of weeks I will be in con
dition to take on heavier- train
ing. Road work is great tor a boxer.
The jogging takes off surplus
weight and hardens the leg and
hack muscles. It strengthens the
wind and builds up endurance.
I have started easily; walking
much of the distance for the first
few days and only jogging for
short distances, to bring out the
perspiration. Later, as my wind
improves, ana j. lose myjiaer
mau, I'll increase 'the miles I
cover up until 1 do most of the
distance at a run.
When I can do this without in
convenience I will begin gym
nasium work boxing and toss
ing the medicine ball. Iwill do
most of my boxing when I get to
Las Vegas.
The medicine ball is one of the
test things to toughen the body
Ito resist blows and strains and
put snap into a punch. I will box
Flynn,at about 211 pounds and it
will be all bone and muscle, too.
My friends need not worry
about my condition. I know what
Jack Johnson needs to he fit. It
will be harder for me to get into
perfect condition this time than it
ever has been before, but I'll b'e
there and right, too, when the
times comes.
I'm not worried over the out
come. Flynn is tough and he is
better than when I beat him be
fore, but he will have to! be a lot
better than I think he is to defeat
me.
I'm not7 going to take any
chances with my title andlhaven't
the least doubt that I will leave
the ring July 4 carrying it with
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