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F Jim Jeffries J ffries Born orn in Ohio OhioTimfcysix OhioTl1
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I Johnsona Jo n onI Career Began When Ho HoKnocked Hennocked HoKnocked
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1 James J Jeffrlas Jrtrf was born in Carroll CarrollOhio CarrollOhio CarrollOhio
Ohio on April 15 IKS and is now in his histhirtysixth histhlrtsixth histhirtysixth
thirtysixth year Ho Is a 0 fullblood fullbloodAmerican fullbloodAmer1cAJ
1 American His fathers ancestors were wereborn wereborn weroborn
born In Epgland while whii his mothers an antecedents antecedentll ane ¬
e tecedents were Holland Dutch DutchNaturally DutchNaturally DutchNaturally
Naturally gifted tted with great strength strengthand strengthand strengthand
and vitality Jeffries when his parents parentshad parentshad parentshad
had had settled near Los Lo Angeles engaged in inthe Intho intho
tho occupation of boilermaker Outdoor Outdoorranch Outdoorranoh
ranch 1 Lnh life agreed with him and when still stillunder 5t111undflr stillunder
undflr under ago he developed a wonderful wonderfulphysique wonderfulphYSique wonderfulphysique
physique Prior to becoming an iron ironworker ironwQrker Ironworker ¬
worker Jeffries attended a business col college col1eli collegs ¬
legs 1eli and got a good education He Heweighed Hew HewelhedI
weighed w hed 900 OO pounds when he h was seven seventeen sevente sevenV ¬
V teen te n years y itrs old and did not know his own ownstrength ownstrength ownstrength
Chance Started Career CareerJaftrlos OureerJeftros CareerJ3ftrIU
Jaftrlos began his fighting career by ac acclfltnt acalt1lnt nocidnt
clfltnt H Ub was eighteen years ears old when whenBHJy when13t whenDuty
Duty 13t GteHaghor a welterwalght who was wasia wasIn wasE
E ia daB tI1 big l fellows fellow anfploy induced him himto himto himto
to try his skill dU On ODe night in a Los An Angelas Angelos Angeles ¬
gelas saloon 5K > on Hank Grlffen a colored coloredhtitvywelEht coloredheitvywelrht coloredbvyweght
htitvywelEht threw a handful of gold goldpiwes goldpfcMGS goldp1ees
piwes on the bar and said he could whip whipany whipaftY whip4t
4t any man In town Gallagher Gn er who was waspresent wasDr wasprosnt
present Dr Qnt at the time hunted up Jeffries Jeffriesand JettrIesa Jeifriesaiiil
and a aiiil M tho latter came back with him post posthaste posthBte posthaste
haste tearing off Ms cost and spoiling spoilingf spoilingfr
fr f r r a scrap then and there But Griff Grlften Grlftenexpaftloo Griffenexplained en enexplained
explained that he did not care to battle battleun3 batUeundr bttieunir
un3 undr r r rough ngh and tumble rules but wanted wanteda
a glove glOV contest In a regulation ring with witha
a competent r referee ferae That suited Jeffries Jeffriesdown Jeffriesdown Jeffriosdowfl
down to the ground und and a match mQlch was wasQuickly wasQU1dtlyarrD wascutekly
Quickly QU1dtlyarrD arranged ed the men to meet the thenext thenpxt thenext
next njlgfti in a local hall hallBets hanBets hallBets
Bets ttare ler ro made on the result of the theencounter theenount theeneountar
encounter enount r and Jeffries who had never neverworn neverworn neverworn
worn the th li goV 310 giove g before was a 8 punching punchingbag punchingbag punchingbag
bag fur several e eral rounds In fact he took tooka
a terrible lacing Heavy wallops on the thejaw thejawlUtd thejaw
jaw jawlUtd fend nd in tho stomach did not make makelam makoIdm makeI
lam I irn waver however and Griffin soon S On be began began begai ¬
gan to tire from his own efforts Jeffries Jeffriessuddenly Jeffrioss Jeffrlessuddenly
suddenly s assumed a 8 famous mous crouch by byinstinct byn bythtaict
instinct n tinct as it were He used his right rightLand rIghtLand rightLand
Land as a a a guard and waded aded in with the thel thfilrft thelclt
l lrft ft Jeffries then feinted and Griffin Griffinshot Griffinshot Griffinrhut
shot over the theI1ght right Ducking under it itthe ItHte ittie
the boilermaker drove the left squarely squarelyinto squrolyInto qu1relyInto
into the pit of the negros n os stomach stom h and andknocked andImked andluweked
knocked him out cold oId In the middle middleot middleotthe of nfthe ofthe
the fourteenth round roundFougrlit roundFoug11t roundFought
Fought to a Draw DrawThat DrnwThat DrawThat
That was wn n Jeffries first ring victory victoryand victoryand Ieton Ietonand
and Galtagfeer urged 1Irs hjlmu 1li itlin tel tU become a aprofessing aprotessI aproess1l
professing protessI 1 pugilist But Jims father a aclergyman adergyman aclergyman
clergyman opposed the jjhtn i an and it was wasnot wafinot WSneit
not until three thro years had elapsed that thattv thatn thatt
tv n t foif b1 fellow engaged la another scrap scrapGallagher scrapGaata scrapaTftbir
Gallagher Gaata aTftbir was u matched to fight Danny DannyNeeiham DannyXeflhtm DannyNeiham
Neeiham in San Francisco just then and andhe andlip andliP
lip took Jeff along with him to set as his hisEocond hisEclnd hiscn4
Eocond cn4 The Tt fight was wa a 8 draw and when whenialugher whenHaUagher whenImaUagher
ialugher got ot his end of the purse he hean heanaway ran ranaway ranaway
away and left Jeffries without a dollar dollarSo doUarS dollarSo
So S So it was up to Jeffrieg Jeffrl to fight for a aliving allvng alvlng
living and he got a match with Dan DanImg DanIng DanLing
Ling He was a II big awkward slow slowmen slowmfling slowmrving
men mfling ing fellow 18110 then but he could hit like likea likei
i a 1 L blacksmith and Long was stowed away awayIn awayIn awayIn
In two wands a left on the jaw doing doingth doingthp doingtif4
th thp < trick trickThis trIckThis trickThis
This soceess suee succe made a name for r Jeffries Jeffrieson
on the Coast and be was matched with withVan withVn withVtfl
Van Boskirk former amateur heavy heavyv heavydtat
I veigt v dtat < ji fct champion of California who had hadwvn hadbattles hadwon
won several battles with good profes professionals prof profslana1 profeaaOn1L ¬
sionals But before the fight took place placeJeffries placeJetrJes placeJoftrlns
Jeffries JetrJes was wa stricken with pneumonia and andhad andhad d dbad
had to go 0 to the th mountains to recuperate recuperateWben reeuperatehn recuperateWbn
Wben hn Jeffries came back to Frisco he hemat hemtt heroOt
mat Harry Corbett a brother of Jim Cor Corbitt Corbitt Corbitt
bitt who was matched to fight Bob Fits Fitzstmmons Fitseimmons
1 stmmons mona at Carson City for the chain championship chftIl1Plon chainpionship ¬
pionship Plon hlp of the world worldGorTietts worldOorbett worldCorbetts
if GorTietts Sparring Partner PartnerJeffries PartnerJattrle PartnerJeifries
Jeffries was introduced to Jim Corbetts Corbettstrainer COrbettstraJntr Corbottstraine
trainer Billy Delaney DeJa 6Y who promptly en engaged engaSe engae ¬
gaged gaSe the boilermaker as a sparring sp rrlng part partner partntlr partI ¬
I ner for the pompadour pugilist Jeffries Jeffrieswent JoftrlesW6IIt JeifriesI
I went to Carson City at once and proved provedan provedan provedan
an able bIe assistant He was so big and andstrong andstrong andstrong
strong that it has often been said that thatCorbott thatCerhett
Corbott asked him to let up in their trial trialbouts trialbo4lt
bouts When Fltzsimmong put an end to toCorbett tof
4 f Corbett Delaney took hold of Jeffries Jeffrieswhose Jeffrieshose Jeifrieswheco
whose hose journey to the top of the heap heapthen heapthen heapthen
then began beganDelaney bopnDelaney boan boanDelaney
Delaney selected Van Buskirk as Jeffs Jeffsfirst Jetrs1trst Jeirsi
i first opponent and the former amateur amateurchampion amateurchampion amateuri
i champion had no chance C ance at all for Jim Jimknocked Jimknocked Jimknocked
knocked him out in two rounds Then ThenDelaney ThenDelaney ThenT
T Delaney dug up a 8 Chicago fighter named namedSlaughter namedSJ namedSlaughtar
Slaughter SJ upter House Baker and the battle battlecame battlecama battlecame
came off a month later at Woodwards WoodwardsPavilion WoodwardsPavilion WoodwardsI
I Pavilion In Frisco the same night Joe JoeGans JoeaalUl JoeGana
Gans met MIke Leonard Baker was a arough arough arough
rough and nd ready ra dy slugger who tore into intoJeffries intoJettrles intoI
I Jeffries like Uk a wildcat Jim floored him himseveral himseveral himSSVTaI
several times but Baker kept on boring boringia boringI boringIa
I ia until Jeffries knocked him head over overheels overheelfi overheea
heels in the seventh round In the ninth ninthJaffrles ninthJ ninthJCrie
Jaffrles J < < rh landed a left in the stomach that thatiftted
t iftted Baker off his feet and then with withanother withartotlter withanother
another Quick left hook to the jaw he heput heput heput
put the Chicago Cbl ago man to sleep sleepAfter sleepAftar sleepAfter
After this this affair Jeffries fought two twotwentyround twotv twotwentyround
twentyround tv ntround battles with Gus Ruhlln Ruhllnthe RuhUnUae Ruhllnthe
the Akron Giant and Joe Choynski Choynskieach Choynskleaell Choynshii
i each being a draw Ruhlln was knock knocked knocked knockad ¬
ed down twice but the referee saved savedhim saved111m savedhim
him from defeat because of his su superior superior anparlor ¬
perior work In the Choynskl fight fightJaffrles fightJ fightJeffries
Jaffrles J ffrlu received a 0 heavy smash in the themouth themouth themouth
mouth that drove several severa1teoth tooth into
Tile Ttfsuppr upper lip lipFinished UpFlnlabed lipFiniahejl
Finished Peter Jackson JacksonJeffries JeckllonJofIrhw JacksonJoffrlea
Jeffries then stopped Joe Goddard Goddardthe Goddardthe Goddardthe
the arrler champion in four rounds roundsAfter roundsJfter roundsAfter
After that he took on old Peter Jack Jackeon Jackaontha Jack6n
eon aontha 6n the th Australian negro who was wasan wasan wasan
an eay mark and lasted three rounds roundsHe roundsHE roundsHe
He also put the kibosh on Mexican MexicanPete MexicanPctP MexicanPete
Pete Everett Ev rett In three rounds after aftarwhlehlie aftorWhlh11o afterwhtehtiie
whlehlie taeklod Tom Sharkey Sharke who whoproved whopro whoprovd
proved pro to t be his sturdiest antagonist antagonistThey antagonistThCY antagonistThcy
ThCY came together In Mechanics Pa Paviiion Pamon Paiiion
viiion mon and went tweney rounds to a adraw a adtnV adrnw
draw Delaney now decided to bring
Jeffries J ptrrlc Ea Et E t and he made arrange arrangements arrangements arrangements ¬
ments tor or the boilermaker to meet Bob BobArmstrong BobArmstrong BobArmstrong
Armstrong and Steve ODonnell at the
Lenox A C of this city in tenrotind tenrotindbouts tenro tenroundbouts nd ndbouts
bouts on the same night nightWlien nightWIttn nightWhen
When Jeffries arrived here he heweighed hew hewoighed
weighed w > hed S4S 4fi pounds a a human moun mountain mountaln inountalii ¬
tain the fight fans called him De De1aney
lanay said he was a coming champion championand champJonand championand
and wanted to fight Fltzsimmons then
the titleholder t1t1 holder But when Jeffries fail failed faUed failccl ¬
ed to stop Armstrong a second rater raterin roterIn raterIn
in ten rounds and refused to go on onwith onWith onwith
with ODonnell because he said he had
Injured his thumb he was generally generallyridiculed genoraUyridiculed generallyridiouled
ridiculed and went back to California CaliforniaA
A year later Jeffries returned under undertlie underthe
the management of W A Brady and andstill andstfll andstill
still trained by Delaney After fter some ome
bickering bJckeri articles were sJg sJEme sigefl e < i by b Jeff J Jc eft
and Fitzsimmons to fight twentyfive twentyfiverounds twentynverounds twentyfiverounds
rounds at t Coney Island the Cornish Cornishman Carnlshman Cornishman
man to receive > 60 per cent of the re receipts recelp recelpts ¬
ceipts celp win or lose loseBrady 1058Brady loseBrady
Brady engaged Tommy Ryan of Syr Syracuse Syracun Syracuse ¬
acuse to instruct Jeffries in the mys mysteriae mystOrfM mysterhia
teriae of ring science and they went wentdown wentdown wentdown
down to Allerihurst N J to prepare for forthe Carthe forthe
the mill Ryan did not box with Jet Jeffries Jetrrl Jetfrias ¬
fries rrl He fought him like a 0 tiger day dayin dayIn dayin
in and day out cutting the big fellows fellowsfaee fe11owsfaee fellowsface
faee to ribbons and making him look like likea likea
a a novlc But Jeffries wan W r patient pat1 bt under underfire lInderfir vaderfire
fire fir and one on day when he knocked Ryan Ryandown RandOWn Ryand
down d rn with a 8 terrific left on the chin the thelatter thelatter thelatter
latter said saidJim saidJtm id idJlm
Jim youll do Thats the way I Iwant Iwant Iwant
want you to fight Fltzsimmons FltzsimmonsKnocked FItzsimmonsKnoekel PitzsimmonsKnocked
Knocked Fitx Out OntJeffries OutJeffrIes OutJeifriss
Jeffries a week before the fight was wasasked wasasked wasasked
asked by a reporter to get on the thescales thescaies
I scales Ha wore a light sleeveless jer jersey jersoy ¬
i say trousers tr ullers and rubber soled shoes shoeswhen shocSI shoeswhen
I when hen he mounted the t e weighing machine machineand mtchlnand machineand
and tlpoed the beam at exactly 20S 20Spounds 2gpounds 2Q 2Qpounds
pounds He said he weighed 20i strip stripped stripped strIppeil ¬
ped and he was not much heavier when whenhe whenne whenhe
he entered the ring with Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmonswho Flt2simmonswho Pitzsimmonswho
who sealed at about 169 16 Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmonsregarded FItzsimmonsregarded Fltzsimmonsregarded
regarded the big fellow as a joke jokeThe jokeTha jokeThe
The bigger e is the ardor the fall fallsaid ta1Jsaid fallsaid
said the Cornishman an hour before the thetime thetime thetime
time for the battle to begin When the thegong thegong thegong
gong called for action Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmonsrushed Fitzsimmonsrushed Fitzsimnionsrushed
rushed swinging his great blows for forJeffs forJeffs forJeffs
Jeffs head like hammers Jeffries Jeffrie met methim methim methim
him In the second round roun with a straight straightleft straightleft straightloft
left on the mouth that knocked him flat flaton 11aton flaton
on his back backFltzsimmons backFiwlmmons backFitzsimmons
Fltzsimmons was dazed when he got up
but Jeffries did not try to finish him himthen himthen himthen
then because Delaney told him to take takehis takehis takehis
his time In tire tl th ninth round just before beforethe beforethe beforethe
the bell rang Fitzsimmons hit Jeffries Jeffrieson
on the jawbone jRwbone with a tremendous left lefthand letthand lefthand
hand swing Jeffries said it was the thehardest toohardest thehardest
hardest blow he had ever received It Itmade Itmad Itmade
made mad him rock like a a young tree In a agale agale agale
gale and for a a moment he could see seenothing freenothing seenothing
nothing But the gong sounded just then thenand thenand thenand
and BIg Jim sat down downJeffries downJeffrls downJetfries
Jeffries was as strong as ever when he hecame hecame hecame
came up for the tenth round while Fitz Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmons Fitssimmons ¬
simmons was rapidly rapid tiring Twice Jef ¬
fries knocked Imock d the Cornishman down be ¬
fore the boll rang again but he did not
hurry matters because becau o of Delaneys Delaneyswarning Delaneyswarning Delaneyswarning
warning cries As the eleventh round
began Fitzsimmons seemed to be re ¬
freshed He H swung wildly and Jeffries J ettrtes
blocked Then a fearful left on the jaw jawmade jawmade jawmade
made Fitzsimmons stagger It was the
beginning of the end Another left to tothe tothe
the Jaw made Robert blind for the mo moment moment momont ¬
ment Then over came the right with withdeadly withdeadl withdeadly
deadly deadl force and Fits fell ell like a log to tobe tobe tobe
be counted out Jeffries had won the thechampionship thechampionship thechampIonship
championship of the world worldSlmrker worldShnr worldSharkey
Slmrker Shnr eT Wan VU Easy EasySharkey EUR EURSharkoy EasySharkey
Sharkey was now brought forward forward as aaJeffs asJefs asJeffs
Jeffs next oPP9nent The muscular tar tarhad tarhad tarhad
had been groomed by Tom ORourke and andwas andwas andwas
was In magnificent condition when he
met Jeffries at Conoy Island for twenty twentyfive twonbfive twentyfive
five rounds The champion had taken takenon takenon takenon
on some weight since Ms victory Ietor over overFltzsimmons overFItzsimmons overFitzslmmons
Fltzsimmons and probably scaled at 21S 21Sor 213or IS ISor
or 220 while Sharkey was not a pound poundmore poundmore poundmore
more than 188 lS For F r sixteen rounds roundsSharkey roundsSharkey roundsSharkey
Sharkey carried the fight to Jeffries and anddid anddid anddid
did the greater amount of work Then Thenhe Th Thhnho n nhe
he began to slow up because of over overexertion overexertion overexertion
exertion and Jeffrlas with powerful body
blows bJo s broke two of his ribs and othor othorwlsa othorwtsa otherwisa
wlsa subjeoted him to A fearful beating
At the end of the bout Referee Slier said saidJeffries saidJeffrI saidJefiries
Jeffries JeffrI was the winner winneran an eminently emlnentlfair
fair verdict verdictbut but Sharkeyg followers de declared declared dedared ¬
clared that the worst he was as entitled to towas towas towas
was a a draw Sharkey was waf wa taken to a ahospital ahospital ahospital
hospital and was never the same man managain managain managain
again He put up a weak fight with Jack JackMunroe JackMunroe JackMunroe
Munroe In Philadelphia later on ob and then thenretired thonretired thenretired
retired permanently permanentlyAfter permnnentlAtter permanentlyAfter
After this mill Jeffries beat all comers comersHe comersHe cornersHe
He stopped Jack Finnegan in a round in inDetroit InDetroit n nDetroIt
Detroit and then hooked up with Cor Corbett Corbett Corbett ¬
bett in a memorable battle at Coney Cone ConeIsland
Island Corbett trained traln d for six months monthsto
to fit himself for this affair and got Into Intotruly intotrul Intotruly
truly trul wonderful shape Probably the thegreatest thegreatest thegreatest
greatest boxer box r in the world Corbett plan planned planned plannod ¬
ned to boat Jeffries on scientific points pointsSo pointsSo pointsSo
So for twenty rounds or so ho made madeJeffries madeJeffries madeJeifries
Jeffries look like a lumbering novice He Hejabbed Hejabbed Hejabbed
jabbed the boilermakers face with rapid rapidfire rapldfire rapidfire
fire lefts and danced away awa from countless countlessswings countlessswings countlessswings
swings and hooks thct md ad fearful power powerbehind powerbehind powerbehind
behind them themJeffries themTottrles themJoifrics
Jeffries looked so foolish as ho tried triedvainly triedvalnt triedvainly
vainly valnt to hit the dancing master that the thecrowd thecrowd thecrowd
crowd actually jeered him Then the senti sentiment sentiment sentinient ¬
ment began beg n to change and Corbett was wasloudly wasloudly wasloudly
loudly advised to s wand tand up and fight llko llkoa
a man Always sensitive Corbett could couldnot couldnot couldnot
not stand this comment and when the thetwentysecond thetwentysecond thetwentysecond
twentysecond round ended Ito fe said to toGeorge toGeorge toGeorge
George Considine his manager managerj managerIm managerIm
j Im an feuuiK gOing to iu BIIUW show tJ1ese uiese knockers KnocKers that thatI in inI
I can flght Im going to mix it up upDont UpDont upDont
Dont do it Jim exclaimed Considine ConsldlneStay ConsidineSta ConsidineStay
Stay Sta away three more rounds and box boxhim boxbim boxhim
him like youve been doing doingand vand an1 youll be bethe bethe bethe
the champion sure You cant lose tho thoverdict thoverdict theverdict
verdict on points pointsCorbett pointsCorbett poIntsCorbelt
Corbett Next Victim VictimBut VictimBut VictimBut
But Corbett was headstrong When the thetwentythird thetwentythird thetwentythird
twentythird round began he did not notdance notd notdance
dance d nce away from Jeffs attack He stood stoodup stoodup stoodup
up to it Instead and as Jeff rushed Cor Corbett Corbett Corbett ¬
bett bett blocking was thrown back into the theropes theropes theropes
ropes He bounded off them like a rub rubber rubber rubber ¬
ber man and Jeffries swung a a deadly left lefthook lethook lefthook
hook It reached Corbetts Jaw and a ahard ahard ahard
hard knockout resulted According to toactual toactual toactual
actual count recorded by b a veteran ring ringfollower rIngfo11ower ringfollower
follower this left hook was the fiftysixth fiftysixthtried fiftysixthtried fiftysixthtried
tried by Jeffries since the beginning of ofthe otthe ofthe
the fight and the first one to land but it itdid Itdid itdid
did the business bU8messso so quickly that Corbett Corbettdid Corbettdid Corbettdid
did not know what had happened until untilthe untilthe untilthe
the disgusted Considine told him the facts factsan factsan factsan
an hour later laterJeffries laterJeffrIes laterJeifries
Jeffries in a blase of glory went back backto backto backto
to California then and proceeded to stop stopHank stopHank stopHank
Hank Griffin In four rounds and Joe Ken
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nodj nod In two Billy Madden took Qua QuaRuhlln GM GMRuhl1n GusRuhlin
Ruhlln to the Coast about that time and andtho andthe andthe
the champion knocked all the fight oat oatol outot oEof
ol him in five rounds Fltzalmroons who whohad WDohad whohad
had regained some of his fame by stop stopping stopping stopping ¬
ping Sharkey Sharke and Ruhlln in this tl s sit pltwithin sitwithin alt altUhln >
within Uhln two weeks was now anxlo anxtoa for foranother toran9ther foranother
another fight and JofTries read readn readily accom accommodated aecontmodated aecousrnodated ¬
modated him Fltzaimoons trained hard border hllfldor hardor ¬
or than ever evorbofore before and was In the pink pinkof pinkondltlon pinkof
of condition when ac me stripped for auction auctionHe aatlonHe don donHa
He promptly carried the fight to the ball ballermaker boilermaker
ermaker and for half a dozen rounds royn he hehanded hahanded hehanded
handed out some fearful punishment Jot Jeffries Jelfries Jotfries ¬
fries was cut over both eye eyes his mouth mouthwas moutkwas mouthwas
was split and his nose was smashed sm sbed yet yetFitz yetFits Tet TetFlu
Flu could not send him to the canvas canvasFinally canvasFinally canvasFinally
Finally Fltz broke both of his h hands in inhammering Inhammering Inhammering
hammering Jeffries about th the head And Andwas Andwas andwas
was helpless so in the eighth round the thoboilermaker U UboUermaker theboilermaker
boilermaker knocked him out with withpunches withpun withpunches
punches pun < hoo In the body and on the jaw jawCorbett jawCorbett jawCorbett
Corbett was also taken on for another anotherfight anotherfight anotherfight
fight and this time Jeffries not only out outboxed outboxed outboxed
boxed him but also put him to sleep in inten Inten Inten
ten rounds That was in August 1903 1903and 1903and 1903and
and Jeffries was at his beet The follow following followIng ollowIng ¬
ing December while touring the country countryhe countryhe countryhe
he met Jack Munroe a mln miner r at Butte ButteMont Buttetont ButteMont
Mont tont Reports as to what happened differ differIt dltterIt differIt
It was said that Jeffries wa was knocked to tohis tohis tohis
his knees but this was denied by him himAt himAt himAt
At any rate Jeffries failed to drop Mun Munroe Mu Muroe Munroo
roe in four rounds the limit of the bout boutand boutand boutand
and the latter promptly prompt posed as a real realfighter realfighter realfighter
fighter Eight months later Jeffries Jeffriesknocked Jettr1esknocked Jeifriesknocked
knocked Munroo out in two rounds in inMechanics inMechanics inMechanics
Mechanics Pavilion and then he h de decided declded decided ¬
cided to retire after offering to meet meetFltzsimmons meetFitzsimmons meetPltzsimmons
Fltzsimmons Corbett and Sharkey each eachfor eachfor eachfor
for ton rounds in trj tJtp tl same ring the thesame thesame thesame
same same night nighta a proposition that these fight fighters fighters fightera ¬
ers promptly promptly declined declinedBegins declinedDeglns declInedBegins
Begins Quiet life lifeJeffries LiteJerrries LifeJefirles
Jeffries soon purchased a ranch near nearLos nearLos nearLos
Los Angeles where he also invested some somemoney somemoney somemoney
money In a saloon with Jack Kipper an anold anold anold
old friend He organized a boxing club clubat clubat clubat
at Vernon and pulled off or some fights but butthe butthe
the affair was not a huge success so he hegave hegave hegave
gave it up The easy life soon Increased Increasedhis In increasedhis reftSed reftSedhis
his weight until he was over the 276 pound poundmark poundmark poundmark
mark a year ear ago last February when he hedecided hedecided hedecided
decided to tour the country at 2600 a aweek aweek aweek
week prior to making the formal an announcement announcement announcement ¬
nouncement that he had decided to fight fightJohnson fightJohnson fightJohnson
Johnson for his old title titleJeffries titleJetr1es titleJeifries
Jeffries is six feet one and onequarter onequarterinches onequarterInches onequarterInches
inches tall and weighs about 22 pounds poundsin
in his present condition conditionJack conditionJack condiUonJack
Jack Johnson was born in Galveston GalvestonTex GalvestonrIex GalvestonTox
Tex on March 31 ISiS and is therefore thereforemore thereforemore thereforemore
more than thrtytwo years of age He Heis Hes Heis
is s six zi feet onoquarterInch tall When Whenhe Whenhe Whenhe
he won the heavyweight title from Burns Burnshe BurnshE Burnshe
he weighed IK pounds fifteen pounds poundsless poundsless poundsless
less than he scaled yesterday He be began began begnu ¬
gan fighting as a n professional rofessional In 1901 and andin andIn andin
in March of thaf year he was knocked knockedout knockedout knockedout
out in three rounds by Joe Choynskl the theonly theonly theonly
only decisive defeat d fe9t ever recorded recordedagainst recordedagainst recordedagainst
against him up to yesterdays esterdays encounter encounterHe encounterHe encounterHe
He lost on 011 o a foul to Joe Jeannette but butlater butlater butlater
later he beat Jeannette in cleancut rash fashion rashIon faahion
ion In a a fifteenround bout In Baltimore BaltimoreMarvin BaltimoreMarvIn BaltimoreMarvin
Marvin Hart got a a decision over him In Ina Ina ina
a twentyround bout in Frisco but the theverdict theverdict theverdict
verdict was pronounced manifestly manltest1 un unfair unfair unfair ¬
fair fairWhen When Choynskl out ut Johnson away the thenegro thenegro thenegro
negro was a a novice He had taken box boxIng boxIng boxing
Ing lesspna from Choynski who knew knewhim knewhim knewhim
him like a 0 book The fight caused so somuch somuch somuch
much of a n stir in tho Lone Star State Statethat Statethat Statethat
that Gov Go Sayers ordered the arrest of ofthe orthe ofthe
the pugilists who were thrown into jail jailto jaUto jailto
to await the action of the grand jury juryThey juryrIhey juryThey
They were soon released in 5CCO bail bailand banand bailand
and were finally fina1 allowed to go free as asthe asthe i ithe
the grand jury failed to Indict them Leo LeoPosner LeoPosner O OPoner
Posner promoter of the Galveston A C Cwas Cwas Cwas
was the man who gave Johnson his first firstboost firstboost firstboost
boost up the pugilistic ladder Charley CharleyBrooks CharleyBrooks ChancyBrooks
Brooks a a colored masseur and boxing boxingInstructor boxingInstructor boxinginstructor
Instructor Introduced Johnson to Pos Posner Posner Posncr ¬
ner with the information that Jack was wasa wasa wasa
a comer Posner agreed to match Brooks Brooksand Brooksnd Brok Brokand
and nd Johnson at his club and they met in
1901 Johnson was tall rawboned and andpowerfully andpowertul1y andpowerfully
powerfully built and In two rounds he hehad hehlldBrooks hehad
had hlldBrooks Brooks unconscious on the th floor of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the ring
Poaner Picks Johnson JohnsonYoull JohnsonYouU JohnsonYoull
Youll do said Posner who proceeded proceededto
to arrange a 0 strenuous programme for forthe torthe forthe
the big negro Johnson then stopped stoppedHorace stOPP stoppedHorace d dHorace
Horace Miles IUcs in three rounds and beat beatGeorge beatGeorge beatGeorge
George Lawler of Chicago who called calledhimself caUedhImself calledhimself
himself Jack McCormick in ten rounds roundsMcCormlck roupdsMcCormick
McCormick wanted more action EO John Johnson Johnson Johnson ¬
son trimmed him twice in succession each eachfight eachfight
fight ending in the seventh round John Johnson Johnson JohnSon I
son also beat a fighter named Jack JackLee Leo in infifteenrounds Iafliteensounfls
fifteenrounds nttee lOUI1s on op points poln and br by b that time timet
< t <
there was W not a negro in Texas who was waswilling waswilling waswilling
willing to take a chance with him Pos Posner Posner Posncr ¬
ner then Induced a gigantic black called calledKlondyke calledKlondYke calledKlondyke
Klondyke to visit Galveston and Johnson Johnsonbeat JohnsonbeAt Johnsonbeat
beat him In a grueling encounter that thatlasted thatlasted thatlasted
lasted twenty rounds roundsIt roundsIt roundsIt
It was Ir 19Q8 1 that Johnson had seven sevenbattles sevenbattleiiJ sevenbattles
battles He got a verdict over Denver DenverEd Den DenvdrEd Z ZEd
Ed Martin In twenty tnent rounds and had a acleancut acleancut acleancut
cleancut advantage over Sam McVey MaVa in ina Ina ina
a similar bout whereupon he issued a achallenge achallenge achallenge
challenge to Jim Jeffries who ignored him himby himbJ himby
by bJ drawing dra ing the color line After that thatJohnson tbtJohnson thatJohnson
Johnson outpointed Sandy Ferguson In a atenround atenround atenround
tenround bout in Boston and knocked knockedout knockedout knockedout
out Joe Butler In three rounds In POdia Philadelphia PhUadelphla POdiadolphIn ¬
dolphIn He bested Ferguson again In six sixand sixandatwentyround Ix Ixand
andatwentyround and twentyround twent round bouts and also out outpointed outpointed outpointed ¬
pointed McVey again in a twentyround twentyroundaffair twenQroundaffair twentyroundaffair
affair In 1904 Johnson took part in only onlyfour onlyfour onlyfour
four fights knocking out MoVey QVey in the thetwentieth thetwentieth thetwentieth
twentieth round at San Francisco and andputting andputting andputting
putting a stop to Denver Ed Martin In Intwo Intwo intwo
two rounds roundsHair roundsRnw roundsRaw
Hair Deal on Coast CoastOn ConstOn CoastOn
On March 28 S 1805 19 i Johnson met Marvin MarvinHart MarvinHart MarvinHart
Hart then the title holder In a a twenty twentyround twentyround twentyround
round battle on the Coast Johnson ac according according according ¬
cording to unprejudiced witnesses made madeHart madeRart madeHart
Hart look like a fourthrater all the way wayoutpointing wayout1 wayoutpointlng
outpointing out1 > olnt ng him with consummate ease easeand easeand easeand
and looking like the easiest kind of a awinner awinner awinner
winner at the end nd of the twentieth twentiethround twentiethround
round But the native sons had their theircoin tbelrcoin theircoin I
coin on Hart and the referee enabled enabledthem enabledthem enabledthem
them to win it by one of the most un unfair unfair unfair ¬
fair decisions ever recorded In California CaliforniaJohnson CaliforniaJohnson CaliforniaJohnson
Johnson was furious because of this raw rawdeal ra radeal rawdeal
deal but all he got was the laugh la gh so he heleft heleft heleft
left Frisco in a a rage declaring that he hewould hewould hewould
would never fight there again againComing againComing againComing
Coming direct to Philadelphia he heknocked heknocked heknocked
knocked out Jim Jeffords a tough cus customer customer enstomer ¬
tomer in four rounds and also defeated defeatedBlack defeatedBlack defeatedBlack
Black Bill In the same length of time timeHe timeHe timeHe
He met Jeannette for the first tlmo in inthat inthat Inthat
that city and they went three even evenrounds evenrounds evenrounds
rounds with no decision Walter Johnson Johnsonwas Johnsonwas Johnsonwas
was put to sleep In jig time and after afterJack afterJack afterJack
Jack Munroe had been outpointed in six sixrounds sixrounds sixrounds
rounds Johnson stopped the heavybit heavybitting heayhlttlng heavyhitting ¬
ting Morris Harris a negro with a acouple acouple acouple
couple of welldirected punches He beat beatFerguson beatFerguson beatFerguson
Ferguson on a foul in six rounds in Chel Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea ¬
sea Mass hammered Joe Grim for six sixrounds sixrounds sixrounds
rounds In Quakertown and then lost on ona ona ona
a foul to Jeannette In two rounds roundsFeared roundsFcnrctl roundsFeared
Feared Sam Lnngford LnngfordJohnsons InnglortlJohnsons LangfordJohnsons
Johnsons first scrap in 1S06 was a athreeround nthreeround athreeround
threeround affair with Jeannette in this tillscity thiscJt thiscity
city cJt which looked like a fake N Then he hesignally heslgnaUy hesignally
signally defeated Jeannette in fifteen fifteenrounds fifteenrounds fifteenrounds
rounds at Baltimore In April of that thatyear thtyear thatyeai
year Johnson went to Chelsea to tackle tackleSam tackleSam tackleSam
Sam Sam Langford ngford then a welterweight They Theywere The Thewere Theywere
were matched to go fifteen rounds and andLangford andLangford andLangford
Langford weighing 140 pounds was at atleast atleast atleast
least fifty pounds lighter than the dusky duskyTexan dusk duskTexan duskyTexan
Texan In the second round Langford Langfordlanded Langfordlanded Langtordlanded
landed a quick left hook on the jaw and andsent andsent andsent
sent Johnson to the floor He took a slow slowcount slowcount slowcount
count of nine but was down at least leastsixteen leastsixteen leastsixteen
sixteen seconds by b the watches held at atthe atthe atthe
the ringside by prominent sporting men menWhen menWhen menWhen
When Johnson got up he was groggy and andhung andhung andhung
hung on until the bell rang After that thatAHATEUE thatt thatAMATEUR thatAMATEUB
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he fought Langford Lan rord at long range and andgot andgot
got a decision on onS scientific < ientlfic points but it itis itis
is a noteworthy fact that Johnson never neverwas neverA neverwar
was A willing to get into the ring with withLangford withLangford
Langford again Before that year yea ended endedJohnson endedJohnson
Johnson met Jeannette three thr times Um s twice twicefor twlcefor twicefor
for six round roun and once for ten each eachbout eachbout eachbout
bout betas a good draw drawJohnson drawJohDllOn drawJohnson
Johnson went to Australia in 1097 and andon andon andon
on February 19 he knocked out Peter PeterFelix PeterF PeterFelix
Felix F ll at Sydney in a round He also alsosquelched also5ClUeJclted alsosquelched
squelched Bill Lang at Melbourne In nine ninerounds nineroYnds ninerounds
rounds and then came back to this coun country oounto country ¬
try witn witt a reputation He took on the theancient thefdlCtent theancient
ancient Fltzstmmons over in Philadelphia Philadelphiain h1ladeiphlaIn I Iin
in July and beat the Cornishman down downand downand
and out in two rounds Fitz was a baok baoknumb baoknumber backnumber I
number numb r at that time and couldnt whip whiplightweight whiplightweight a alightweight
lightweight Sam Fitzpatrick who had hadmanaged hadtDaBfiROO hadmanaged
managed Peter Jackson and Kid Lavlgne
was Johnsons mentor then and he took tookthe tookthe tookthe
the big negro to the Coast where he heknocked heknocked heknocked
knocked out Fireman Jim Flynn in ineleven Inelvea ineleven
eleven rounds at Colma Tommy Tomm Burns Burnshad Burnsbad Burnshad
had beaten Hart for the heavyweight heavyweightchampionship heaVwelghtclaampJonsblp heavyweightchampionship
championship meanwhile meanwhie and Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrickwas
was on his trail with 1th repeated chat challenges ctaIJenges chatlenges ¬
lenges on behalf of Johnson But Burns Burnsevidently Burnsevidently Burnsevidently
evidently wise to the fact that Johnson Johnsonwas Johnsonwasa Johnsonwas
was wasa a dangerous man Ignored him and andwent andwent andwent
went to England where he beat such suchdubs suchdubs suchdubs
dubs as Gunner Molr Jack Palmer and andJem andJem andJem
Jem ROChe HocheJohnson ROCheJohnson RocheJohnson
Johnson didnt have a a dollar at that thattime thattime thattime
time but Fitzpatrick borrowed money moneyfrom moneyfrom moneyfrom
from several friends In this city and took tookthe tookthe tookthe
the negro negro to London whore he again againchallenged aganchallenged againchallenged
challenged Burns The FrenchCanadian FrenchCanadianhowever FrenchCanadianhowever FrenchCanadianhowever
however turned a deaf ear and hurried tc tcFrance tcFrance tcFrance
France where he stopped poor old Bill BillSquires BillSquires BillSquires
Squires in eight rounds Burn Burns pro proceeded proceeded proceeded ¬
ceeded to Australia with all possible possiblespeed possiblespeed possiblespeed
speed and again beat Squires down and andout andout andout
out in thirteen rounds Then he stopped stoppedBUI stoppedBm stoppedBill
Bill Lang in six lx rounds and was a hero heroIn heroIn heroIn
In the estimation of his manager Hugh HughMdntosh HughMcIntosh HughMcIntosh
McIntosh and the Australian sporting sportingpublic sportingpUblic sportingpublic
Broke in i England EnglandDuring Engl EnglandDuring tl tlDuring
During his stay In England Johnson Jofinsonbeat Johnsonbeat Johnsonbeat
beat Al McNamara ICJ amara In four rounds at atPlymouth atPlymouth atPlymouth
Plymouth and also knocked out Bon BonTaylor BonTaylor BenTaylor
Taylor in eight rounds Fitzpatrick by bythis bythis bythis
this time was determined to follow Burns Burnsto Burnsto Burnsto
to Australia but he was flat broke He Hegot Hegot Hegot
got assistance however from several severalmembers severalmembers severalmembers
members of the National Sporting Club Clubof Clubof Clubof
of London Johnson signing an agreement agreementto
to come back there m May Ia 1809 l00 to fight fightSam fightSam fightSam
Sam Langford regardless of the result of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the expected battle with Burns BurnsWhon BurnsWhen BurnsWhen
When Johnson and Fitzpatrick arrived arrivedIn arredIn
In Sydney they were Informed that if ifthey Ifthey itthey
they wanted a fight with Burns they theywould theywould theywould
would have to accept the latters terms termsThey termsThey termsThey
They agreed readily NadU for they were were con confident conftd confident ¬
fident ftd nt of success so articles were signed signedfor signedfOr signedfOr
for a twentyround fight for a 35000 35000purse 35000purso 35000purse
purse of which Burns share was 30000vIn 30000 30000win 30000win
win lose or or draw They came together togetherIn
In Rushcutters Bay Stadium on Decem December December Decemher ¬
ber 26 190 1905 before 20000 spectators John Johnson Johnson Johnson ¬
son was 634 6 24 inches taller and at atleat atleatforty least leastforty leastforty
forty pounds heavier than Burns yet the thelatter thelatter thelatter
latter ruled favorite in the betting bettingAs bettlngAs bettlpgAs
As the fight progressed it was apparent apparentthat apparentthat apparenttit
that Burns was a mere toy in the hands handsOf handsof
Of or the big negro who knocked him down downin downIn downin
in the second round Johnson took his hispwn hIsown hisown
pwn own time after that and tantalized Burns Burnswith Burnswith
with with cutting Jabs in the face and many manysarcastic manysarcastio manysarcastic
sarcastic remarks Burns had declarer be before betore before ¬
fore the mill that Johnson possessed a ayellow ayellow ayellow
yellow streak so that th t every time Johnson Johnsonlanded J9hnsonlanded Johnsonlanded
landed a tolling wallop he reminded Tom Tommy TOmmy Tornmy ¬
my of his unkind remarks In the four fourteenth tourteenth fourteenth ¬
teenth round when Burns was on the theverge tbeverge theverge
verge of a knockout and Referee Meln Melntosh MoTntosh McTntosh
tosh was about ready to save the Httte Htttewhite UtUewhlto littlewhite
white man himself tho Sydney police policejumped poUC poUCjumped pelletjumped
jumped Into the ring and stopped stoppedthe the fight fightBurns tightBurns fightBurns
Burns was all battered up His lit ils eyes were weredosed weredosed wereclosed
dosed and he was literally 1t ra11t cut to rib ri riC
1893 Rouds RoudsJuly n nu11 flomdsuly
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May 1JK 0 Henry H nrr Biker SaniFfen SaniFfencuco San SantFrancisco Fftn Fftncisco
cuco cisco u 9 9Jnly 9Jnjy 9July
July 16D Gus Ruhlin uhlin Sap Frasdwo 29 29Nor 33yor IDXov
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Feb 2SV W Joe JO Goddard Los Angela Ane181March 4 4March 4hJarch
March 22W Peter JaeJaon San Fran FranciscA FranAprll Franckct
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May 6W Tom Sbarfcer San 5 Jl FNad FMcJwo laO 3 3Aug m mAUg 53u
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1339 1339June 113Jane 1533June
June 9K 0 Bob Fltzalmmflns Coney ConeyIsland G GIsland ConejI1and
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Anj 2K 0 Jack Munroe unroe8an San Fran Frandsco Fr1cisco Fraaelsa
cisco 2 2Exhibition 2ExhlbIUon 2ExblbiUon
Exhibition Jeff failed to tost step p Monroe Monroein Sinaiosin funroein
in four rounds roundsbpns roundsb roundsi roundsiXms
b bpns ns but he h was anxious to Continue the theonesided theonesided theonesided
onesided mill when the interference oc occurred ocourred orcured ¬
cured curredWith ourredWith curedWith
With 5000 OOO In his Inside pocket John Johnson Johnson Johnson ¬
son proceeded to throw Fitzpatrick down downand downand downand
and then sailed for the Pacific Coast CoastWhen CoastWhen CosztWhen
When he arrived in this country he lost lostno lostno lostno
no time in repudiating his agreement to tofight tofight tofight
fight Langford In London He expressed expresseda
a willingness to tight Jeffries however howeverbut howeerbut howeverbut
but the boilermaker wasnt ready to talk talkbusiness talkbU talkbujness
business bU ness Johnson went Into vaudeville vaudevillewith yaudemowith vaudevillewith
with much eagerness and signed a a con contract contract contract ¬
tract calling for 1500 a week In May Mayhe Mnyhe Mayhe
he mot Philadelphia Jack OBrien In InQuakervllle InQualcervl11e InQuakerville
Quakervllle the bout lasting six round roundJohnson roundJohnson roundJohnson
Johnson received nearly 8Ca 8000 O for his end endof endof endof
of the entertainment He was hog fat fatshort fatshort fatshort
short of wind and put ut up a a slovenly ex exhibition exhibtUon cxhibition ¬
hibition OBrien received the popular popularverdict popularverdict popularverdict
verdict on scientific points When the thebout thebout thebout
bout ended W A Brady issued a chal challenge challenge ¬
lenge l nge at the ringside In behalf of Kauf Kaufman Xa ICadfman t tman ¬
man whose defi had been ridiculed > by byJeffries byJetrries byJefirles
Jeffries but Johnson displayed displa d his gold goldteeth galdteeth goldteeth
teeth in a broad grin gnu l and told Brady to towait toWaiL towait
More En EnA Easy y Money 3IoncyA
A month later Johnson took on Tony TonyRoss TonYRoss TonyRoss
Ross a strong heavyweight for six sixrounds sixrounds sizrounds
rounds in Plttsburg and stalled all the theway theway theway
way much to the dissatisfaction of the thespectators thespectators thespectators
spectators He got 6000 for this alleged allegedexhibition allegedexhlblUyn allegedexhibition
exhibition of his prowess and indulged indulgedin
in another golden smile Ketcholi Kant Kaufman Kautman Kantman ¬
man and Langford were all hurling chal challenges challenges chatlenges ¬
lenges at the black champion then and andas andas andas
as the public was clamoring for action actionthe actionthe actionthe
the negro made a match with Ketcholi Ketcholithe KetehQUthe KetchOllthe
the middleweight champion the data databeing dat datbeing datebeing
being fixed for October 16 But Johnson Johnsonmade Jobnsonmade Johnsoninado
made another match for September 9 9with 9with 9with
with Kaufman at Frisco the agreement agreementbeing agreementbeing agreementbeing
being that if both men were on their theirfeet theirfeet theirfeet
feet at the end of the tenth round no de decision decision decision ¬
cision should be rendered Kaufman Kaufmanjust Kaufmanjust Kaufmanjust
just as tall and perhaps a trifle heavier heavierwas ho heavierwas vler vlerWDI
was WDI an easy mark for JonnsotC JohflsOtf whoasHy whoeasily Who Whoeasily
easily outpointed him but 1n Inflicted lcted no noserious noserious noserious
serious damage damageWhen damage1ben damageWhen
When Ketcholi and Johnson got Into Intothe Intothe intothe
the ring at Colma to fight twenty rounds roundsmany roundsmnny roundsninny
many of the spectators said It was a ashame a asbame ashame
shame to allow them to mix it up John Johnson Johnson Johnson ¬
son weighed IK pounds and Ketchell 1 1although 16 16although letalthough
although he said he tipped the beam at at17i atITs
ITs For eleven rounds Ketchell a mere mereboy mereboy moreboy
boy carried the fight to Johnson whoblocked who wbeblocked whoblocked
blocked his rushes and In clinches actual actually actually actualIF ¬
ly lifted him off the floor of the ring In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the twelfth round Ketehell landed 1 nded a a
heavy righthand swing on the side of ofJohnsons otJOhnsons ofJohnsons
Johnsons head The negro fell f l1 heavily to tothe t tthe tthe
the floor but whether he was faking or ornot ornot ornot
not nobody will 111 ever know knowICetcliell knowUetchelllI knowlCetcliellg
ICetcliell Game Fight FightAs FJgbtAs FightAs
As Johnson got up Ketchell wild with withexcitement withexcitement withexcitement
excitement rushed In to finish him himJohnson himJohnson himJohnson
Johnson set himself and shot out a fear fearful fearfuJ fearmI ¬
ful right hook The blow landed squarely squarelyon
on Ketchells jaw knocking out several severalteeth severalteeth severalteeth
teeth and sending him into the Land ofNod of ofNod f fNod
Nod For a few moments Johnson Johnsonthought Jobnsonthought Johnsonthought
thought he had killed the littlo fellow fellowbut fen fellowbut ow owbut
but the latter soon revived Shortly after afterthat afterthnt afterthat
that Ketchells manager Willus Britt Brlttdied Brittdied Bnlttdied
died suddenly It was a case of broken brokenheart brokenheart brokenheart
heart they said and for many months monthsKetchell manthsKetchell monthsKetchell
Ketchell mourning his loss refused to toflght tofight tofight
fight again
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