RITCHIE HAS LONG HAD A "HUNCH" HE WOULD FIGHT AND LICK
A Picture of a Champion's Unusual Training Stunt. Willie Ritchie Pitch
ing Hay on a California Mountain Ranch.
San Francisco, Cal., July ' 1.
Fatalism has no place in the make
up of the usual run qf boxers, but
Willie Ritchie has the mark of fatal
ism highly developed and nothing
will more fitly illustrate this charac
teristic of the champion than a vic
tory over Joe Rivers.
Jtfany moons ago when Willie, be
cause of his persistence in challeng
ing all lightweights, was the butt for
sarcastic comment, he was seized
with a great idea one that he never
dreamed would have its consumma
tion and that was that he could beat
"If there is one lightweight that I
can beat, it is Rivers," was his fre
quent assertion long before he haJ
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