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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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not like the verdict and howled at Re
feree Tommy Burns.
At any rate, Mandot made a good
fight, and deserves credit, even
though he merely held Dundee even,
for the New York Italian is a cracking
good ring man, and one of the most
difficult in the game to whip. His pe
culiar style of attack has baffled bet
ter men than Mandot, and the New
Orleans baker can come back north
unashamed of himself, even though
he was knocked out by Benny Leon
ard recently.
Incidentally, this Leonard fellow,
who is a lightweight, and hails from
New York, is coming to the front ra
pidly.' Last night in Philadelphia he
knocked Jimmy Murphy cold in tha
sixth round. Murphy's seconds had
to carry him from the ring.
Jimmy Duffy of Lockport, is either
a much improved fighter, or Kid
Lewis, the British all-weights man, is
getting like Freddie. Welsh. Duffy
outpointed Lewis in ten rounds at
Buffalo last night, and did it without
much trouble. In their last fight J
Lewis put Dully out in tne nrst round.
So far in this country Lewis has done
some good work, and the fair answer
is that Duffy has improved.
Milburn Saylor took five rounds to
dispose of Leach Cross in Cincinnati.
Saylor started Cross for oblivion in
the third round with a volley of
swings, and a left hook was the fin
ishing punch.
Another old pal is in again. Bom
bardier Wells knocked Dick. Smith
out in the third round in London.
Both men are now non-commissioned
officers in the army.
What some New York people, espec
ially those with money to bet, think
of the Willard-Moran fight is shown
by the wagers being hung up regard
ing the fight One betting commis
sioner is offering to bet at the rate of
one to five that there is no fight on
March 25. Odds are also offered that
if there is any knockout in the fight,
Moran will be the fellow to put over
.the sleep-producer. That speaks well
for the champion, doesn't it But the
bet about no fight is the most signi
ficant Until the men are actually in the
ring and the gong rings for the first
round there will be lots of suspicion
about the bout. Willard took a long
walk, yesterday, and believes he will
go to New York Saturday or Sunday.
But one can catch cold in New York
just as easily as in Chicago.
University of Chicago swimmers
won a tank match with the U. S.
Naval Academy at Annapolis, 34 to
25. Redmon outclassed his competi
tors in the 60-foot plunge, his time
being :19 1-5, a fifth of a second be
hind the world's record. Predictions
are free that Redmon will crack the
world's mark before the trip of the
Maroon natators is finished. Chicago
men took five firsts out of six events.
Many moons have passed since
Texas produced a collegiate track
notable but the Lone Star State bids
fair to cut considerable swath in the
big show soon.
Two future greats are attending
Hardin high school, Dallas. Tom
Lemon, 18, established a new Texas
interscholastic broad jump mark of
23 feet and a week later cleared 22
feet 8 inches from a muddy take-off.
He sprinted the century in 10 seconds.
Twelve months ago he was a strangei;
to spiked shoes.
Charles Roberson, a , teammate,
holds the half-mile record, two min
utes. He is 18 and weighs 165. Be

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