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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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tic meet and was sent to other cities
to represent his school in sectional
athletic tournaments.
Kriss has unusual strength in his
one leg. He hops about with as much
speed as some -athletes with two
good legs. "
In basketball he plays guard and
sticks to his opponent like a leach.
In jumps he takes a few hops to
reach the take-off, then his powerful
leg shoots him into the air as though
it were a steel spring.
Kriss stands high in his school
study classes.
The greatest pair of arms in the
small fighter class will be pitted
against the greatest pair of legs when
George Chaney and Johnny Kilbane
meet March 17 in Baltimore for the
featherweight championship.
Chaney has the biggest and strong
est arms ever owned by a feather
weight He has the arms of a mid
dleweight They are twice as big as
Kilbane's Legs.
the arms of other little scrappers and
muscles bulge out all over them.
The "kick" in this great pair of
arms is Indicated by the fact that
Chaney has scored 40 knockouts in
less than 80 fights and less than half 1
of the opponents he put to sleep were
able to stay five rounds with him.
Kilbane's legs probably are the
greatest ever owned by any fighter.
He is even faster on his feet than the
shifty Jim Corbett was in his best
This pair of legs brought Kilbane
the championship. His speed afoot
made it possible for him to keep out
Chaney's Arms.
of harm's reach while he jabbed his
way to the top.
One boxer both Chaney and Kil
bane have met is Bobby Reynolds of
Philadelphia and their bouts with
him show the results obtained by
their greatest assets.
Kilbane, by dancing around, out
pointed Reynolds in a six-round milL
Chaney, by using his arms, knocked
Reynolds out in the first round.
This greatest pair of legs will be
busy March 17 carrying Kilbane
away from the great pair of arms.
Chaney keeps his arms working all
the time and if Kilbane keeps his feet
quiet long enough for Chaney to land
a solid wallop there will be a new
featherweight champion.
Kilbane has held the title nearly
four years. He won it by outpointing
Abe Attell in 20 rounds at Vernon,
Cal., Feb. 22, 1912. Since then his.
title has been in danger only once. ,
That was when the champ met
Johnny Dundee April 29, 1913. The
bout went 20-rounds to ;a draw, "
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