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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE-BASEBALL
Freddie Welsh Trounces Joe Rivers
Challenges Packey McFarland.
Freddie Welsh, British lightweight,
is no whirlwind as a rough-and-tumble
fighter, but his bout with Joe Riv
ers in Los Angeles yesterday proves
that he is one of the best boxers in
the class headed by Willie Ritchie.
Welsh completely baffled Rivers by
his cleverness and speed. The Mexi
can was unable to penetrate the de
fense of the Englishman nd could
not escape the rain of left jabs that
pecked away at him and slowly wore
"away his powers of resistance.
A left was Welsh's best blow. He
jabbed away at Rivers, now and then
bringing the Mexican into a clinch,
when he cut loose a right that did
damage to the kidneys.
In only one round cotfld Rivers be
given the advantage. Two were com
paratively even and Welsh had a clear
lead in seventeen.
After the fight Rivers admitted
Welsh was too clever for him.' He
praised the Englishman as the flash
iest lightweight in the game.
Freddie now wants to take on
Packey McFarland and has offered to
make terms if the stockyards man
will make within ten pounds of his
weight. He also took" occasion to
roast Willie Ritchie, 'saying he was
the superior of the .champ, but
couldn't show it, as Ritchie was
afraid to give him a fight.
Willie Ritchie will appear at the
I. A. C. Saturday night as one of the
features of a wrestling show, and will
exhibit a few punches with a sparring
.Battling Levinsky outpointed Sail
or Fritz, champion of the navy, in ten
rounds at New York. Fritz had a
powerful punch, but Levinsky kept
him from usim? it effectually. '
The normal head contains about j
eighty thousand hairs. -
Local Boys Show Class With the
Feds at Shreveport.
Two young local diamond aspirants
are showing a swell brand of goods
with Joe Tinker's Federals at Shreve
port, and have a fine chance of
sticking as regulars in the crew of
major, minor and semi-pro players
who will perform on the North Side
this summer. ' .
They are Leo Kavanaugh, short
stop, and Johnny Farrell, second
Kavanaugh, of course, will not get
the regular berth at short, that being
reserved for Manager Tinker. But
the youngster, if he continues at the
pace he has already set will at least
be retained as utility man. If some
I other team in the circuit shows up
with a hole at short Kavanaugh may
be transferred, as he pan be kept on
the bench only bgcatfse of Tinker's
- Playing with the Fed seconds
against Centenary College yesterday
he poled two doubles and a single,
and fielded his position up to the
hilt. His flashy defensive work last
year on the North Side brought him
scores of followers.
Farrell, who was with the local
Feds last summer, is being worked at
second base, and has a swell chance
of retaining the job through the sea- .
son. There never was a question of
the youngster's fielding, and those
who have watched his work believe
he will be able to connect with the"
brand of pitching to be shown in
He is fighting for the second base
job with Fritz, the Tri-State Leaguer,
and has a man's-sized job on his
hands to get the verdict. Farrell rap
ped a double and two singles in the
college game yesterday.
Tinker is bringing his men along
slowly. The -weather has been ideal,