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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 03, 1912, Image 9

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At Vernon, just outside of Los
- Angeles, Cal., Thursday, two
boys will fight for a big purse
and the lightweight champion
ship of the world.
Ad Wolgast will defend his
title against Joe Rivers, the Mex
ican boxer. Who will win ? The
answer to this question is attract
ing more attention than, "How
long will it take Jack Johnson to
knock out Jim Flynn?" ,
When Wolgast enters the ring
he will have the handicap of a re
cent appendicitis operation and
being in ordinary condition, while
Rivers will be well trained and
on edge. The following state
ments by the principals, preparr
ed especially for The Day Book,
tells just what each thinks of the
battfe and its outcome:
"I'm Betting $5,000 I Win."
By Ad. Wolgast,
I gave myself a severe test re
cently and I consider that I am
right once more. I
feel as strong as I
ever did in my life.
I can't see how
there is going to be
anything in this
fight. I am going
to wade right
through that Mexi,- Wolgast.
As ai indication of how I feel
about.it, I have already bet about
$2,200 on myself and expect to
bring that figure up' to $5,000 be
fore the odds get any worse than
they are now. -
I Was reading in the pager that
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Rivers was going vto hit me in the
back of the neck when I come in
after him covered up. All I have
to say is that if he does there is
going to be a Mexican with a
ccple of cracked ribs.
I am going to show the fans
that this talk of me Deing all in
is rot. I am just as good now'
as ever, if not better if you don't
believe it, watch my work July
4th. That will be enough proof.
"I'm Confident of Winning."
By Joe Rivers.
I never felt any better in my
life. I don't mean that I feel
noisy or full of brag,
but physically I
am at my best right
now, and nervously 3
j. dm as cann over
this fight as if I
were going to do a
little exhibition
with my brother. I Rivers,
don't feel worried or tense,, or on
a strain in the least. I sleep well
every night, and I am enjoying
every minute of the cool air and
summer sunshine here at the
I always feel fine when I go to
bed early and get up early.
I leave the beach not, later than
9 at night now, and I am in bed
at 9:30. Then I'm up at 7 and
it's great! I'm more to the lark
than the owl, I guess.
They ring the bell or me to
back into the grub stall three
times every day, and Fm always
glad to .hear it.
A. far as Ad is-cjpnce,rne4, you

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