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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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says the ex-champion's manager,
Tom Jones. -
"If I do not beat Murphy I will quif
the ring forever," echoes Wolgast.
Both manager and boxer fully rea
lize that if the Murphy hurdle can
not be negotiatedthis time it will be
useless to make an attempt to win
back the championship and that the
day of Wolgast's big earning power
will have passed. Not that Murphy is
not a good boy, but'he is not a cham
pion and if he can again succeed
in holding Wolgast to a draw he will
have convinced the Cadillac boy that
he is no longer there.,
Wolgast really did' not train very
much for his last meeting with Mur
phy and as a consequence lacked his
usual speed and strength.. In getting
a draw he was exceedingly lucky, as"
Murphy had things his own way until
the 19th round, when Wolgast made
' a burst with the little strength he
had left and had the round by a good
margin. In the final period, however,
Murj)hy gave as good as his opponent
sent and when the final bell rang
Wolgast was all in.
Soon after tys bout with Willie Rit
chie, Wolgast, in an unguarded mo
ment, said that he no longer felt
a desire to get into the full swing of
training that roa'd, "and gym work
become irksome. It may be that this
is true, but the old suspicion that the
operation foe appendicitis had left,
him in such shape that he had lost
the power to train properly crops up.
Tom Jones laughs at this belief,
pointing out that even' though he did
little training he was capable of going
20 rounds.
The other side argues that training
and fighting are different proposi
tions, that in training there is noth
ing really impelling, but that in ffght
ing a boxer is forced to work to save
himself. That is what Wolgast had to
do against Murphy and. what he will
ha,ve to do again if he does not get
into good condition. ( ' ,
If Wolgast loses this time it will
mean, his finish, that he will have to j
join the "down and outers" and de
pend in future -on his property hold-
ings to lieep the wolf from the "door.
SURE .SIGNOFSPRING
Daily Healt.hogram.
Sore throat in young or old should
not be neglected. The first principle
of treatment is not to1 get it Avoid
overcrowded and overheated places,
mouth breathing-and coddling. Avoid
contact with people-who have sore
throat.
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