"MANY A MAN IMAGINES HE IS AN ARISTOCRAT BECAUSE HE IS TOO LAZY TO WORK," SAYS THE FOGGY BOTTOM SAGE
THE TIMES' COMPLETE SPORTING PAGES
Fight Fans Argue Long About
Sullivan's Claim to Big Title
John L. Accepts Challenge and
, Fights First Bout on a Stags I
HERE IS JOHN L. SULLIVAN, WHO CONQUERED THE WORLD WITH HIS BARE FISTS
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forbett his conqueror for the
heaww eight championship.
TO WORLD'S TITLE
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Whether John 1. Sullivan was
ever heavyweight champion of the
worlu or merelj bolder of the Amerl
can title wai Jong a subject that
stirred the wrath of Sullivan' thou
sands of supporters.
That Sullivan was the champion of
the world was shown by his ad
mirers through his defeat of Jake
Kllrain. conqueror of Jem Smith, the
That ho 'was not the world's chat i-
plon was shown by those who !n-
slated that he had refused to niet
Peter Jackson, Uip Australian col
ored ieavyweight, holder of thoUft
In Sullivan' day all baules nv
decided under I-ondon prize ring
rolea. Tinder lhoe ru'f s the "HoMon
Btronc- Mnv" rough- a' chsrietiger.
including ' . of Knglind: Pte.
T)lor. John I ..u.d Padtfx Ryan
Jlmm Elliot . Tup Wilson. Charlie
MltcheT .' orecnflcid and Ilerbeit
Blade the Ms. r Tiring or training.
the fam-Mia glad'ato- made the m..st
astonishing declaration ever heard
"Get tho best six men In the wo'd
end I will flght them all !n one v eK.
berfnnlcg on Monday and ending; on
How Aulllinii (limbed.
On September 2t 1SJ. Tom Al'en
defeated Jllko Icroo.e .n seen
rounds for the Ergllfh title Joe
Goa came over from England and de
feated Allen near Ooington, K, on
a, foul In twenty-seven rounds
Paddy It, an. of Tn.i N Y then
defeated Go-s In eU-titj --even round
at Collier.- Statlor. W Fulli-.an
raa beating all oppinetit at that
time, and he was matched wlh IJtan
winning in nine round' at Mississippi
Oty for $10 000 end the title
In 1K85 Jem hmlth claimed the I'rg
lh title a'ter hla . Ictory over Jack
Davles. Jake KilraJn. of KalMmnre
be ran forging to the '-ont end -hal-inrd
Sullivan who refn-ed to make
he match because of a disagreement
netween the rhamrdon and Itlrhard K
'"ox, manager of Kilralr The Baltl
iore man laid claim to the title, but
'ew granted him the honori.
In 168T Kllrain and Jem Smith met
at Ilia de, Ioralna, France darkness
ending; the friv after 101 rounds.
Two 7ars leter. December T. 18-t
DulllTan challrnced Kllrain for jlO.000
a side, and tlie met at Rlrhburs;
Mlea., Kltraln .eronils toyslnc in the
spons;e in tbe tenty-n'th round
iMMt Bare KnorLIe I"Ik1.
That Kllraln-Sulllvan bo-it as the
last held under London pnn ring
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Above you see how John L. used to put oyer his deadly right to the jugular vein, causing- instant,
paralysis. Posed by Sullivan and Jake Kllrain, who fought the famous champion seventy-five rounds at
Richburg, Miss., July 8, 1889. Sullivan and Eilrain toured the country for several years and were al
ways intimate friends.
Below you see John L. Sullivan's famous championship belt, emblematic of the title. It was studded with
diamonds and other precious stones.
i. ot t
liencea and lohn ald til roneluslo'.
lW3vs jour friend, John 1.. hul-
London prise rtngllltan
rulee for tli -hanif'-nhlp the! " a In coqiI hmiior a whole.
Karqula of Ouee,b,rri tu, b,nR '""'"l merican
tdopted ever where I Then n-h I har..l a ea t,
A. ni.ln. :.,tlfr.n . A ..- I 3. mail ill u I linn. an " .i-i.vii
ujlnc plo m
Frt. nhen on my i eddinjj trip In
Coston I was seated at a rournl table
In the old Tremont Iloune ba- Hipping ,
a class of Johnnv JllleV ate 'ud
lenly I saw a crowd uaa collectlnc
at the window near my table looking; j
in I followed their (raze and saw I
what I had manj times read about.
'ohn I- on p 5p-ce I also saw that
beside m !f there were no other
In that (.ilded pa'nre of I j.erlod
John I i irnlnc oir the bj
ami hi rritrh'i nrht chit herj a. bar
tender $ i-rja' dthe op but'un John
was onlv inumbllni; but tie bar
tender lis pat'ln? him on the rtieel, f
and ee ne to paeifj him Mi '!- '
a Kuod-feii . J hri " Tbr iij i tl.
smlnins; di. r popped a little e'! x
abojt big enough to carry lo'iti ha
but the irebratrd puKilifct w a.i as
putty in his hands He steered the
big; man out and In a moment I .
John rldliiK dots n Tremont street In
n open baruurh. hi mighty rlifhi
hana;lns; over the mud (juard and the i
champion was fast asleep.
"That little fellaa Oh that was
Ike Weir. said the bartender. j
In after jeara Jlm went to MM I
lleton. "T ' ,on -.Kudexllle circuit,
itnrl A e heard Llni neak In hi sniff
waj to 1 lii-O pati-nti at the Slate Go'dfield. the John i..n I. fr rlah
Hospital f.,r the lnjne The np j at Ilenu, and the Mmn Wllliird twit
plmided lutn n sanelv as other ju- at ,u 1 ork. 1- done u ith bvxini;
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John L. ouihvan s Career
How He Became Champion
"Tea. J've .'pent about a. million
dollars In twenty Teara."" John 1
j Sullimn told ffiendj In JS35, "when
1 1 "Where did It ro asked a frlernj.
VelI. I guess I gave away about
John I.av.renpe Sullimn was horn to hm a fitrhtintr man. He lived n 1 J-CUmo. I spent WO.W0 on Trine ahd
flshting man among men nd he died a strong fighter against the blight ! rral Car"lns- ' bI'wTabUt "W'"
... . ,, W in EimbllnE. tliough I wajn t s
HIS EARLY BOUTS
Spent Million Dollars
In About TwenryYears
Here h Champion Jonn L. Sullivcn, as hi appeared in his prime, showine h s charactcrtic fmhting
pose, so d'fforent from that of the prenent day Sot lirmly on bis feet and with bare fists riMd, Sullivan
v.as tnc mo-t fornndabi unjj gladiator in lustorj.
WITH BOXING GAM
FOREVER. HE SAYS
Tex P.ickard who promoted "
cef!i!l the Hans is 11 battle
world. awaK iisinc Kloes in his
oombsts, end bis refusal to meet a
haile--;er 's nrvt tn the rerords
Therefore, his admirers sa, he was
b. 10 champion under the Marriuls of
yueenaberry rules as well tinder
London prise rlntr rules.
finlllvan drew the color line taut
always refusing t meet a. colorl
l bis I101; fat
aisle tv ai
That's lohn I. Sullivan. 1 thiuV
1 Srtld to mv fellow rider
"Ves, that's Juhn Then m a
t minute he addd
"I'm Jake Kllrain we're come
man in puhlle That hept the great
veter Jackson from a dianre at the
vnrM'e bonnrs Siillli'jin tltyiie -!
ways said ha' while he had refused i K-,"Blna ttorles of Snlllan
par In a tlieatcr In Hunalo toim ,
Then for two hours I listened to
ale w h
a park eomml-sniiei in niton then
"le spoKe t f his former tp rjri n
to meet Jacksin In publle, he was (
w 1 Inc to meet lilm 1n nrtra'e I
Me didn't accept It, either did her!"" """""" ""' nTTie a,
5ull'van would roar in his bic voice lwr' ix" war '""'lee nuuh tall
I never saw a man I was afraid of ' s-tUr "'l l",", a"'1 ' v II I vl
whlte. bli'k or an other color. but'mlr'd t,"m l'olu tw" XTax "n "
1 niun.nl give anv but a white man ' ,""r da
u Chancfl to be world's charrmtan '
FRENCH LIKE SOCCER.
aoeoer football has made sueh a
favorable Impression upon the Trench
ajovernment that each reg-tment h-
heen provided with sore footballs
for use la the reet bllleta.
HICKMAN WON'T SIGN.
nvri11tr NKW-. a.. Ih A Jim
n lllckmar M IKooklin itfleider
fa a he will not sinn the untraet of
fered hliu b the rook!n club be
na: dlsaai'sfled w ?h the salary fle
uies Hickman is work na; In a ship
He means t giw all his tmi in the
future to lis .o'itii Ameriean inest
Tev tuh ed blcli "n three a, n
sioti e t against the adxlce of
er man bt telled his friend, nnd
j won U hen be off red a guarantee
I . ?-.: IX'O'l for n Cans and Nelson
flk-ht ot Colillleld. of which Nelson
ai t.i ;et i3.omi, folks said Tei
was jum plum loonv When he of
fered !ohn'n and Jeffries tjtnran-
lc .,' HOI 000 and a liutiim or elfl.drv.1
j f,.r ea li man. they said he wt.
i Then '(e i-ropp-d up acit.i and .,f
f red Jdnran and U illard efose t,
v-74 Dfxi f n ten -md bnn .11 Madi
iin Square tiarden and tite iw ones
ni'ieted that Tiv n 1 a 111c 1 r
turn of th old nffl.etiii
Yet Gans anil Nelson drew "iJi TIS,
lohnsnti and J' ffrles
Wills. -d am'
Itlrkard now believes that he will
stand on ih.t ret 1 rd inil jri.e m,me
f tne wiser pi innler S'lie- nu to
shoot a T ia mentioned as one
of tite niei ilin is S' 'njr t btd on
I 11 mn 1 1 v ' 1 d oout r kard
i1 n ii - spe 1 He
JOHN L.'S CAREER
Horn in Roxuur, Ma ., October
Defeated Paddy Kjan for Amer
ican bare knuckle champion
fchip, February 7, 18S2
Drew with Charlie Mitchell,
K'ni:li.'-!i champion, in thirty
timo rounds, at Cliantiily,
Franc-, March 10. 18.S
Dofenteil Jake Kilrain, of Aii.
tralia, for orlir ban knuckle
title, July H. 1-A!
I.ot to Jumn-, .1. ( uiliet. at NVw
Orlenn. Pi'ptemlx'e 7. lss'J,
111 tuent one rotiniK under
Marquis of Qui eib rr rules.
Din! at Alunston. Ma.-. Febru
ary 2. IUI8.
of whiskey to which be attributed his downfall,
Born on Harrison avenue, opposite Boston College, on October lo,
lS3i, the first ten ears of his life were spent in that vicinity before his-'
parents moed to 1'arnell and Lenox streets, Rocbury, and later to the
lly father was a County Kerry man, bein; born in Tralee," Sullivan
i once sal J, "and my mother came from Athlone, in Roscommon. My
father was a small man, standing only 5 feet 3 1-2 inches, and never
weighing more than 130 pounds, but my mother was a large woman
weigliius close to lbO pounds. My uncles and all my father's relatives in
Ireland were large men and were known as the 'big Sullivans.'"
The future wuild'a champion
heavyweight was evpected to brcoaie
a priest After leaving th public
schools SnllUnn attended a commer
cial sihuul for a car and then en
tered lloalnn folleuo to tke tip pre
Umiiiao studies fur tho pnonthood.
He remained there sliteen inunths.
win 11 lie refused to continue Ills
Hchnol da -i ended riht there
lllllanH lather then sol ilie b -.
trade for about two years, enK.-ipIns
in artous amateur bouts around lios
ton At the age of nineteen he Jecld
ed to become a professional boxer and
bade --rood by to his trade He was
ttarted on the career that biousht
him to the pinnacle of fistic fim.
Sullivan s first professional bout
u ith an bod of prominent, was vitn
Vockj ' Wood. who had been
stuck on that, either Tbal'shaU a
million, am t if
"It cost me about COOjA Tor legiti
mate Imnc expenes. and. -ray train
Ins con me about JllXUOO. TrIng to
b a business man without any ex
perience cost me another $30.000
Thais another half a, million, aint
DICK LOADMAN !N
1 place as .1 plumber's apprentice 1 matched with John C Hrenan. Thev
. Mreadj lii-s ttrenict1i was remark .t at rockerhill Hall. Hanover
able. .iud his turbulent combatiie , sireet, lloslon in 1-.TH Woods wasno
I iMi'iro was iiiniui control tr mm .match for the 11rorous -ulIiin and I opponents before lus cla-h with John
' fiT si month he quarreled w ith WB8 deieated easiu ri..o-l on a barce In the Hudson rive
a jiiiirneMiinn piumaer aim iiio.in--u i)an IJwjer. the .I.is-arhuett t on ii.iv III. IsM That battle made
tried his luck at the Bostop Athe
ncum, and hit the floor seven times
in six minutes, when the curtain wa
John Donaldson Was knocked out in
ten rounds at Cincinnati, and both
men were arrested for prize flcluinf:
One of the witnesses, Johnny iloran
was a!ced if he had seen a prize
fight "o, but I saw a. foot race
was his reply
Who was ahead"" queried the d
1-onaId-n.Mi. and Mr. Sullivan was
runnlns: after him. but he couldn
catch him." said Mr-m
Mil!i.ui fought one or two mo e
d hls job ,, hampion. was his next opponent and
"flred at.uKain Sullivan waa accorded the ic-
ONG DISTANCE GO
HI.l IMillH", Frli
the M I iphi- bll T mi
eium ,ier le l,llt
will iimke his il nut
I I 1! Moore. I
1 ,i I i a dc
'1 t I is redlt,
before it Haiti-
him eenaeless. That ended
ai a plumber He was
I'ncaare In First richt.
SullUan's father not the rapidly
growing youth a place as a tinsmith,
-ind he worked at that trade for about
., . . v.i. ...r. 11hi.11. ri..K
I one mum tbe oiingsterattenneu " -....... ."-.
i hmr at the Dudley Mreet operx
.House, situated not far from his!
home As a pBrt of the exhibition a .. ,.,,, f nn evhibltinn for Hono
Then Sullivan handed a beating to
Tom Chandler, who had some ring
reputitlon In New rng!and. The
jounc fighting man's victories were
piling up nnd he waa Induced to face
Mike Inoan, nnw- instructor at the
M1IU--M11 a contender for the
held b I'add) I:air
1T0 Ec Continued
J. II Widener will sell nambe-
of his jumpers. Including; Infidel 11
Skibbereen. Maitre Corbeau, Man
Hlar 1 pe. tat'on. and Stonewood
llrenkK Uonovan'a f, - dene- ilbes not mean to quit the
The I)onivnn!ulllin bout was in ! eptei hase gtme, but merely to de
reae the nu ob of jumpers he has
he ta.I.l.s III. k I.udnu.ii of Ipk-l-to,,nK '"""" '"""J a"11 ''""'1a'an was In training for a bout and did in iraimng
,w..t w. V In rm..n.l tM.t , challeng.. lo meet nn man tn the , not , ar t ,,r inJlirrd .
Wbaugb'a Theater . house w ith small gloit , o.. easj. mina; fjllon
house with small gloits , "fj eaj, wuina- feon. nid Pono-
"I II tnle )".' iJiii'' il" dei t .iie , an ..nt,j j wont hurt iou"
nf Muns John I Mill .in tr,.m the You'll be In. kv I don t break your'
waller. , "wait till 1 eel d.w n ihtrc" n.-k. was iilli.ins gruwling replv
".anne'l .i i.iuipped wiili rek'ilH The ii.iiit was .ailed a draw but In
!... Ki.iei li"'' tights but the ioiiiic nn"mlih. the third round Snllnnn landed his
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'Uatl it Hi'-nTH till Kri mot lion- AMlfc the llnnd.
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perie,.-ed in ' i..atier r feellna the f. r. tal f hnu, , , ,
puuur puise in. uor-i "iisnt t. carry
mm weight nln he make a , P
iletlnn in Mm iriielar bu'
Te-c has had all the enn.li.His that
Mine to a pronm'er nnd h.ia iand.d
on lop three different tunes. He
ei nnd- r I Jti pound.
am I nil Ii.
piieliitir -Um bau
a ur.at 1 nnrlie v
Iire h.ii .b-
tle mo!. a him
h lue fill", but
irloves, iauli.ied annell
l.aee (iter the IMano.
With ll.e clones laced u
hands. MiIii;.ii -to.nl llni.. a
jrren hn faelntr a mor "
skilled Tfi.rinir The I.mi-e
j On April 1". l.-u . te-tim'.nml'was
!gien at Itnaton'". old Mui. llatl for
11 his ' Joe Ooi. lna w eight champion from
raw I !"' 1 lsrt. a,id MillUan put on the
'gloves with the teteran nngllshman
ieS ,f.. fA.r.n irion. an.,,,,, ttla r.il.l 1..
the second round to Goss' Jaw, send
ing Mm sprawling at full length
MtMtt li w .11 ttt-r m rlver
Tlit Mtfinphii bantam i
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''" - "-" i " ; :; ' rwB . .. "."1 . V. '."a! ' w VL Uvan mine With r.iK ht roM.
ii Kiran joi.uun innn r"jern nn own jnniiKnn anq , "" " " " - "i inrmiiiJi i v ,... -knlliv
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j..f Ins bead Tli. iin-.iiiilh iinuw
nlhiiiir i.i biiviu. I'll hu did know
i what t i .1.. when -.ru.k
That night was born the awful Mil-
dutiea like ai.
game man an t
mote s 'n I le it
was TlMng .
men? x . i
nr of the few.
Pt f boTlng
e' all nn his j
i f..r the Imig grind of f.rieen rounds
MATTY McCUE RETIRES
in w , i uri
I us. It
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regained his feet
for anothi.r touud
And then Sullian inststeii n ha
Ing his left hand tied behind In
back With onl. his right hand m
I kv Ail vlik final rminil a-t ! a. t llti
Kray -,s, MiIIivh.. riinlioil at ran .' " .........-. ..- '
tnell Jl .iwunc that powerful right
t hand nnd ranntlt rclvinc t) .l
nn ?ti fiid of hi fai -nllrd truph
h nr nril rlsht r a piano. ith
Htap1 Th flszht van eniied
il"Hn Ui-rr h-iT-r- n rrlum
in) hfif et fioni h tnc
t.on with tl. old rinr cladf-tor T)i
grirefiil nit end -n red Pullman i
rinj; f.nn eiheie as ortn as it
bfutnc know n
rWri On Inny Koeman
1 Mnwinc that bout with ;o. Su'
t took n mativ opponent j
- 1 mk another Aldtlmer
KtEW THE HARE
FROM GETTING THIN
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