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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Frank Moran is the logical man to
meet Jess Willard for the heavy
weight title and aboirt the only fel
low now in the game worth consider
ing as an opponent for the champion.
Moran's victory over Jim Coffey in
New York last night was decisive and
clean-cut, with nothing of the fluke
about it He carried a powerful wal
lop, had the utmost confidence in its
potency and turned it loose at the
proper moment to sweep aside the
claims of the Roscommon giant.
Coffey is a good boxer. There is
no question of that For seven rounds
he outclassed Moran, who appeared
to be waiting. If the battle had been
decided on points at the end of the
seventh it would have belonged to
Coffey by a wide margin.
But in the eighth Moran limbered
his right and a terrific swing to the
jaw had Coffey staggering when he
went to his corner. A shower of
rights and lefts in the ninth floored
Coffey repeatedly and e was on the
floor when his seconds tossed up the
sponge. It was the second time
Moran had knocked him out. The
Pittsburgher proved he can box as
well as Willard and he can also slug,
for, before the eighth, he had landed
few blows. He seemed confident of
being able to do damage when he
wished to and was giving the fans a
good entertainment for their money.
Plans will immediately he pushed
for matching Willard and Moran, the
fight to take place some time in
March at New Orleans. Promoters
'here are anxious for the bout and
Moran would like nothing better than
a try at the title. It is up to Willard
and his camp.
Joe Stecher threw John Stohl
twice in less than five minutes at Cal
umet. Mich. The Nebraska eiant
used his deadly scissors for one fall i
and a toehold for the second.
Anton Eglington traveled 15 miles
in 42:16 2-5 at the Riverview roller
rink .setting what the officials claim
is a new world's record.
Homer Baker, one of the greatest r
half-mile runners of years, is leaving
the New York A. C. and will be a
member of the Chicago A. A. track
squad in 1916. Baker is a cartoonist.
Boxers of O'Connell's gymnasium T
won two of three automatic baseball -"
games played at the Handelon courts
on Wabash av. O'Connell's won first,
84 to 17, and thlrti, 87 to 82. Forbes'
men won second, 84 to 74. Kid Far
mer, for whose benefit the games
were played, realized enough to get
to Denver, where he will be sent for
Joe Tinker doesn't like Tampa as
a training camp, compared to.
Shreveport, and will take the amal
gamated Cubs to the latter city if
there is a possible chance of break
ing the contract Charley Thomas
signed with Tampa business men
when he was president of the Cubs.
Charley Williams, secretary of the
new Cubs, has visited both places
with baseball teams and is stealily
plugging for Shreveport Williams
claims the diamond in the latter
place is in better condition and be
lieves the weather is better. Tampa,
however, offers more in the way of
comnetition with other big league
teams, as several have their condi
tioning camps in that vicinity.
Tinker was surprised when he
found the salaries some of the Cub
athletes were receiving, anl a few of
them will have to go in order to cut
down the salary list.
Jack Lapp, Athletic catcher, who
comes to the White Sox as a gift c
from Connie Mack, should be a ben-
efit to the South Siders. in the com
ing season. Mack let Lapp go be- '
cause his contract calls for a big
salary, and Connie, building up his
team, does not figure his club will
draw well in the next race. Lapp,
also, is 31, above the age for rebuilding.