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the same number pick Moran. Deci
sions by referees are barred in New
York state so the only way the title
can change hands is by a knockout
Barring a knockout, the battle will go
by newspaper decision.
The bout is the firsts for WillardJ
since he won the title from Jack
Johnson a year ago. He will get
$47,500. Moran will get $23,750. In
dications are Madison Square Gar
den will be packed to the limit and
the gate receipts will pass $100,000.
The opinions of the experts:
Jess Willard My physical condi
tion is excellent, and the last week's
training has shown that weight,
speed and punch are all just what I
James J. Corbett Willard will win.
He has the weight, strength and
reach. There's generally some sort
of a chance for the other man, but
Moran's is mighty slim.
Bob Fitzsimmons Moran has prac
tically no chance. Look at Willard's
reach, his 240 pounds and his abil
ity to take punishment Where is the
heavyweight who can overcome
William Muldoon Looking at Wil
lard and Moran from a trainer's view
point, I find there is not much choice
between them. Moran may overcome
Willard's extra three and a half
inches of height, his greater weight
and long reach by more scientific
fighting, but I do not believe he will.
Mike Donovan Give Moran ten
rounds or 45 and he hasn't a chance
either way. Willard looks as fast as
a lightweight, and I say this as un
defeated middleweight champion.
Walter Monahan If anybody
ought to know what is going to hap
pen to Moran I am the man. As Wil
lard's sparring partner I know what
he has. Moran is up against an in
Johnny Kilbane It's a joy to see
Willard in action. I have never seen
a cleverer big fighter.
George Considine I was the first ,
man to pick Willard as the coming
champion, and I pick him as the
champion to continue.
Jim Jeffries Willard is a great
champion. Moran is not the man to
take the title forf him at this time.
Frank Moran This fight is the
greatest opportunity of my career,
and I have worked seven years for
it. When I enter the ring the deter
mination to beat Willard will con
tinue with me.
Tom Sharkey Size and weight
are not everything. A man weighing
190 pounds Is big enough to lick any
man, if he has the head and the right
sort of punch. Moran has them.
Jim Coffroth If Frank goes into
the ring just as he would against any
fighter who hasn't been talked about,
and especially if he forgets this much
talked of difference in their weights,
heights and reaches, he will win.
Tommy Burns Moran is a real
strategist, and his generalship can
put a ring around Willard's height,
weight and reach.
Willie Lewis As Moran's trainer
I can say I have had the honor of
training the new champion. Prank
is a thinker and he was the punches.
He will knock out Willard.
Jim Coffey Moran will be there,
because he showed himself a better
man than I was in the ring.
Btb Armstrong Willard is a nice
big mark for Moran's right, and just
as big a one for his left If Moran
puts up the fight he did against Jack
Johnson we will hail him champion.
Albert Badoud As welterweight
champion of Europe I say that the
title is not always to the biggest. Mo
ran ought to win.
Al Reich A man with as faint a
heart as Willard has at this stage will
not beat Moran.
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