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stays, is a young man, and has years
of service before him, as baseball
lives run. McGraw would find a big
hole in his pitching corps if Tesreau
deserted, as Mathewson is getting
older, and will be foreejl out in a
Charley Cutler threw Bill Hokuff
in straight falls last night, taking
29:20 and 11:32 to turn the trick.
The Bohemian pushed Cutler to the
limit, and had him in a dangerous
position several times during the en
counter. Noah Brusso, better known as
Tommy Burns, ex-heavyweight
champion of the world, now man
ager of Arthur Pelkey, stands, at the
age of 32, the richest man in the box
ing game probably the richest man
the sport has ever produced.
Tommy recently confessed that he
was worth close to a half million.
"I didn't make it all in the boxing
game," he said, "but there is where
I laid the foundation for my pile.
With the money I realized from my
fights I dabbled in lands in Canada,
when there was a . boom, on. The fight
game paid me nearly $200,000."
The Canadian Pacific Railroad is
one of his tenants, paying rent to
Burns for a ticket office.
Tommy was born in Hanover, OnL,
in 1881. He is still a British subject.
He was a professional athlete iden
tified with la crosse.in 1898.
In Detroit Burns took up boxing.
His first fight was an accident. He
was "kidded" into a scrap with a col
ored boxer named Thornton and
knocked him out for the "price of
the cigars for his friend's."
This started Tommy in as a sure
enough pugilist. He took the name
of Tommy Burns and by 1906 had
fought his way to a chance at Mar
vin Hart, to whom Jeffries had given
ihe title when he retired. Burns sur
prised everybody by cleaning up Hart.
Then followed a very prosperous
period for Tommy Burns, champion.
He went to England and whipped all
their best men, but finally, in Aus
tralia, was defeated by Jack Johnson.
"And why does a fellow worth
$500,000 fool away his time manag
ing another scrapper? Because it's
in his blood; he can't keep out of the
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