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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Coylon "takes Practice Fight Hunt
Opponent for Ritchie.
Johnny Coulon will leave nothing
to, chance when he meets "Kid Wil
liams in Baltimore to defend Ills title
In addition to his regular training
stunts, the Logan Square bantam has
taken on Frankie Burns of Jersey
City for ten rounds at Kenosha, June
16. This will servers a practice gal
lop, andtwith a week's rest after the
short-go Coulon should be able to
train to perfect condition for the
Burns Is not a soft mark by any
means and should give Coulon a hard
tussle. He wilT arrive from'New York
Monday and start training at O'Con
Now that the Willie RHchie-Joe
Rivers match: Is off, promoters are
scurrying around "hunting an op
opponent for the champion, who is
under contract to All the Independ
ence Day date in 'Frisco. This pre
vents "Ritchie accepting the offer of
$25,000 to box Freddie Welsh at Ed
The plain facts -of ihp Rivers
Ritchie bust-up are that Ritchie re
fused to make the recognized light
weight limit, as demanded by the
Mexican, and the Hatter broke off
negotiations. .Ritchie wanted the
weight to be 134 pounds at 9 o'clock
the morning of the fight That would
mean he would weigh near 137 when
the men entered the ring. Rivers
held out for 133 ringside and both
men refused to "yield.
Young Joe Shugrue gave Sam
Robideau, lightweight champion of
the navy, a, terrific beating in ten
rounds In New York last night In
the ninth Shugrue batted the safldr
to the mat twice, the bell savmgr a
knock-out Robideau managed to
stall through the tenth, though Shu
grue pursued him .abound the ring in
an effort-tQ kRd-a sleeper,
Otto Hess Breaks from Old Man's
Home Sox Start to Hit
American League. .-
Chicago, 5; Boston, 0.
Gleveland, 5; New York, 3.
Philadelphia, 10; Detroit, 6.
St Louis, 12; Washington, 3.
Boston, 8; Chicago, 4.
Pittsburgh, 6; Philadelphia, 2. .
Brooklyn, 4; Cincinnati, 0.
St Louis-New York, rain.
Louisville, 3; Toledo, 2.
St Paul, 10; Milwaukee, 7.
Columbus, 3; Indianapolis, 2.
'Minneapolis, 6; Kansas City, 4.
Chicago, 4; Pittsburgh, 3 (ten in.).
When Old Man Ponce De Leon, one
of tie heaviest hitters Spain ever had
in her batting order, felt himself slip
ping, he started out to hunt a spring
of eternal youth. He wanted to stay
in tlie big league.
So old Ponce beat it toward Flor
ida. He didn't find the spring. His
dope was all wrong. There was a
spring, but not in that territory.
About four denturies later Old Otto
Hess, who also wanted to stay In the
big leagues, felt himself slipping.
After being shipped from. Cleveland
to -Toledo and back again so often,
that he began to know the train con
ductor as "Charlie," Otto beat it
South for New Orleans. In that
salubrious' climate his old left arm re
vived and his eye brightened.
He broke back to Boston as a regu
lar big league recruit at an advanced
age, and has been slabbing along
artistically for two years. One of his
first feats in his second time oh earth
was to shut the Cubs out with one
With memories ofi this "miracle in
his mind he went out tojvaJlQp Elvers'
crew again yesterdajsTdidit Foy