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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 23, 1912, Image 11

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There is a remarkable change
of Sentiment, however, on the
part of the bugs who have seen
the Irish-Italian work. He is out
on the road early every morning
for a long jaunt, and follows this
up with a long session of boxing
arid gymnasium work in the af
ternoon. The Jeffries fight is
fresh in the minds of Flynn and
his handlers. They remember
that Jeff did little work, and did
not box three rounds during his
entire training period. They lay
a part of his sorry showing to
this neglect, and are framing their
program accordingly.
Flynn is overweight. This is
not worrying him. Curley saw to
it that his protege took on con
siderable beef before the training
stunts .started. He wants him to
weigh in the neighborhood of 200
pounds when the gongsoundsfor
the big clash. And he wants him
to be in good shape to carry this
weight. So Curley figured that
if the challenger was. away over
weight the hard training camp
routine would not draw hirh too
fine and send him to the ring
Curley has laid his plans care
fully. He really thinks Flynn
can win, and is leaving nothing to
chance. If Flynn is heaten it will
not be because of any disastrous
mistakes in. his training camp.
Another thing favors Cm-ley's
plan. Flynn has never been
champion of the world. He has
not the egotism that such a posi
tion brings. Therefore he is will
ing to follow instructions., and is
not acting with the hull-headed
disregard for all advice that char
acterized Jeffries' training for his
disastrous fight with Johnson.
Flynn himself is a bundle of
confidence. He believes that
after July 4 there will be a new
heavyweight champion of the
world, and that his name will be
Jim Flynn. The fact that the so
called wise ones of the sporting
world- concede him Ijttle chance
with the 'big smoke doesn't worry
the Pueblo fireman. It will mere
ly make the surprise greater when
he beats Johnson, he says.
Flynn's training camp is not
conducted like most places of
such character His mother is
with him in a bungalow on the
edge of town, and in certain mat
ters her word is law. His train
ers look out for his boxing and
road work, but in (iamp, when the
day's work is don$, Mrs. Flynn
and her fighting on are always
together. She treats him like he
was a little baby, and every night
she tucks the big fellow into bed.
She is the most rabid fight fan
around the quarters. She does
not see how "her baby" can lose.
"He's a good boy," she says. "All
the money he won in hrs fights he
has given to me. He bought our
home' in Pueblo. He deserves to
win. He will win."
The majority of the sporting
world refuses to coincide with
Mrs. Flynn's opinion." 'But herT
confidence and that of her son n
the latter's ability may not le
misplaced. The nigh of July 4
will show who is right.

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