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Wolgast is no longer a champion
ship contender. He battered Muj
phy early in the fight, but could
not sting the Harlemite hard
enough to slow him up. On the
other hand, Murphy took the
steam out of the ex-champion by
a terrific onslaught in the latter
rounds, and in .the twentieth al
most had him out with a right
swing. Wolgast tired perceptibly
Harlem Tommy Murphy.
and was weak at the finish, while
Murphy appeared good for sev-.
eral more frames.
The Harlem man's fight has
made him a factor in the light
weight division that Ritchie
must reckon with in deciding on
his next opponent. A bout be
tween Murphy and Joe Rivers,
the winner to meet Ritchie for the
title July 4, .would be the ideal
way of. settling matters.
Rivers kept up the swell record
he made by trimming Mandot and
Leach Cross, putting the knock
out over on Knockout Brown in
the tenth round. Brown was
down five times in this round.
Rivers has been matched for a re
turn go with Cross. The purse he
got in the Brown fight, the Cross
money and theatrical engage
ments will make the Mexican one
of the largest money getters in
the ring this year.
Dumb Dan Morgan, manager
of the Kayo party, lost consider
able prestige as a matchmaker
because of the trimming his boy
received at the mitts of Rivers.
Brown is not a punk fighter, as
nothing but a topnotcher could
have withstood the Rivers attack
for ten rounds. But that terrific
lacing is liable to take a lot of con
fidence out of him. Morgan put
him against a high-class man too
soon. Brown is a youngster and
could have afforded to wait a year
before tackling the big game.
Luther McCarty has agreed to
meet Jess Willard for a limited
distance, according to Charlie
Cutler, manager of Willard. The
men are expected to fight either
in Philadelphia or New York the
latter part of March.
Harry Wolverton, manager of
the San Francisco Pacific Coast
League team, is after Jimmy Cal
lahan for the surplus Sox players.
Wolverton may get one of the
three shortstop candidates.
The White Sox team is mostly
one of "ifs" this year, but the
greatest "if" in the aggregation is
Jim Scott, at some periods a good