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can bet that I don't want him to
do any waiting in the ring on my
account. I'm there for business,
and I want him to come right up
I'd rather have a man fight than
loaf any day.
I have no doubt of victory and
I will win the championship
LITTLE INTEREST SHOWN
According to teleg'raphic re-J
ports, from Las Vegas, the John-;
son-Flynn fight is receiving just
about the ambiint of attention it-
warranted from fight fans of 'the J
country, and the promoters are
worried overrhow they will come
out on the' financial end of the
bout. - f
Old' Geri.jApathy has taken ,
command. Bunk has failed to at-'
tract the fight bugs, 'who are be-
f use. to fall for' any old engage
ment with a championship: Jtfe
on it. , Ihe JeffreJpnfispn
fiasco, boomed as the, ,ba$thKaf
the century, is still fresh in mem
ory, and the humbugging the
public received then made its im
pression. As the scene of a heavyweight
championship bout, the hope of
"vindication for the white race,"
and some more press agent
dreams, Las Vegas is a frost.
Train after train has pulled into
the New Mexico city without the
expected crowd. The expected
15,000 are miles away. Probably
10,000 of them will stay miles
Thai there will not be enough
in the.house to meet general ex
penses, aside from the purse guar
anteed Johnson, is a foregone
conclusion. A meeting will be
held between Johnson and Curley
to talk over the situation. John
son is not inclined -to force ex
cessive terms. This morning f
there was less than $30,00 in. the
treasurer's" box, and as $ie pro-,
motion cost is almost that much,
and as Las Vegas merchants fail-
ed to 'buy the tickets they agreed
to take, the outlook, from Cur
ley's standpoint is dubious.
Tommy Ryan's statement that
Flynn is hog-fat, and hasn't a
chance" did much to crab the
figh't prospects. , '
Both-men are ready for the
gong. Flynn professes confi
dence imthe result, but is nervous, -while
Johnson treats the wholes
affair as a joke, as the odds ot2
to 1 and even 3 to 1 stamp it. '
'WAYTO GET IN. " j
"Now that the national conven
tion is ancient history, would you
mind tipping off how you got in.
every day without a ticket?"
"It was easy. I simply hid in
the steam roller."
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