The East recognizes Joe Riv
ers as a great lightweight today
following his battle with Leach
Cross last night in New York.
Cross put up a great fight, and in
shade" m the ninth round, but in ,'
the tenth and last Rivers tore in
to him ferociously, and the East
Side dentist was all but out. In a
longer bout Rivers would have r
I i m
the second round floored the
Mexican with a right to the jaw.
Joe recovered quickly and carried
the fight to Cross for the re
mainder, of the mill. Cross had a
finished Cross with a knockout. -s
Superior, cleverness on the part v?
the, Easterner baffled Rivers in
the earlier rounds. Cross stood u
off and boxed, and Joe did not
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