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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 09, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Any lightweights with champion
ship aspirations must have winced if
they were in Milwaukee last night
and saw the way Johnny Dundee's
mitts thudded "Ontithe frame of Mex
ican Joe Rivers.
For the Scotch Wop had a clear
advantage over his shifty opponent,
administered lots of punishment, cut
out a killing pace and was as fresh
at the end of a half hour's fighting as
he was at the opening gong.
Dundee is ready to meet any man
in his division. In his last fight-previous
to the meeting with Rivers he
whipped Willie Ritchie. He should be
immediately matched with Charlie
White and the winner ought to have
a go at the crown of Freddie Welsh.
Dundee, fighting the way he fought
last night, is unbeatable. The ter
rific left of White might slow him up
if it landed, but, considering the baf
fling style of the New Yorker, it is
extremely doubtful if Charles could
plant that left on a vulnerable spot
Dundee can hit and hit viciously.
At the same time his peculiar hop
ping style of delivering his punches
makes him a hard man to place a
glove on. Though Rivers had fought
him twice before he still seemed at
sea in regard to a defense and in the
early rounds Dundee landed at will.
Giving Dundee the edge doesn't de
tract from the Mexican's showing.
He fought gamely and desperately
and rallied in the closing rounds to
earn almost a draw. But he couldn't
overcome the lead Dundee had
rolled up.
Dundee is a real lightweight and
makes 130 pounds when in his best
condition. This is somewhat of a
handicap in meeting men like Welsh,
for Freddie raised the limit to 135
pounds when he found himself taking
on weight. Dundee, however, despite
all votes to the contrary, is just as
much entitled to a crack at Welsh as
is Charlie White.
There will be no gilt-edged class
on exhibition in Gary tonight, but the
meeting between Joe Welling and Joe
Sherman should furnish the local
fans with some excellent entertain
ment. Each man is a fighter and
doesn't mind having his features
damaged if he can land a punch
Welling carries the heavier artil
lery and is the choice for the battle.
Gary is a good place for Chicago
fans to visit It is near enough for
a quick trip and the railroad fare is
Johnny Ertle, the St Paul kewpie,
claiming the bantam title, won easily
from Abe Friedman in ten rounds at
New York. Ertle punished Friedman
severely in the first round and there
after the New Yorker hung, on at
every opportunity.
Ad Wolgast won a verdict over Ed
die McAndrews in six rounds at Phil
adelphia. The former champion used
his left to good advantage.
Albert Parker failed to lower Dan
O'Leary's record for hiking to Mil
waukee, but managed to walk to the
Cream City in 18 hours and 40 min
utes. He was forced several miles
out of his way because of wrong di
rections or would have had a faster
trip. The roads were in bad shape.
The Federal league is holding its
annual meeting in Indianapolis to
day, which may be big news, but we
can't see it Only routine business
will be transacted. President Gil
more said the Buffalo and Kansas
City franchises might be forfeited to
the league for failure to meet obliga
tions. Manager Bresnahan and President
Thomas of the Cubs are on their way
to Tampa, Fla, to arrange for the
1916 training trip of the West Side
team. The agreement with the
Tampa association has run out and.
new articles will have to be signed.
Tampa has suited the Cub purposes
and there is little chance that a
change will be made in the site of
the camp.

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