Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 919, 21 February 1917, Page 2
KAY DEFEATS STONE.
It was I 1 rod kiii and iiu-rry Stone ugiun on Saturday (,;i.i-M7), t.bis time ut fo.vduey jstuunuu. llem-y juwpixi j union lu>s than usual, mainly because , leaping nruuiici Kay is about as usclul us bombarding him with a inouthixigan. Tbe trouble is to g°t at him, the principal obstacle being an inconvenient right and a loit concealed in . uh© second entrenchment, for when the tirst line has been carried tho next has a habit of springing over to where the other was. At times < Stone scored well, but his custom of hitting with the inside of tho glove took a lot off the count. The accumulation at the end was with the lanky riddle from, tho West, who still can fool 'cm all. Kny is'not so much a pug as a conundrum. —'"Bulletin. ,, KILSANE TO RETIRE. Will Johnny kiibane be ablo to retire from the ilng with his title, as he chums he will do, or will he follow in the footsteps of practically all champions and fight "just once too often"? Johnny cays he intends to retire now and become a business man, being an exception to the rule among fighters, inasmuch as he retiros with a real title. Jim Jeffries, tho former hea»vy weight champion, j retired in 1905 and was heralded as the only heavy weight in America to retire an undefeated champion. Five years later Jeffries was induced by come of his friends to re-enter the nrenn >inr] Wattle Jink Johnson, coln-fd lip-ivi wpiuht. for the title. His likfnry now, but every man knows V-.w T "!T' ; ' c "•."."} Ivnt-on bad t<"> iwffer the humiliation of being cedkd ' •'a hen I "ii rhiunpion" the same as nil - the others, before him. Jack MoAuliff, tht> trrr;tt licht Wfirht rhsimpinn, was; rui erfvptinn in Amwirtin his- j tnrv. Jnol; wnn tlio titU> in 19 Q R nncl j rotirod n T )rlcfp!i.twl in FTilnnno , won tlip fitlo from Abe AtHl on points in a 20 round battle at Los Ancplofl in 1912, but sirre Mint time: lie has had but two fights of real ■ 1 rbnmpionfihm tnerit. one with JnhnnT • Dundpe of 20 rounds at T,os AngeW and whioh in n draw, ami fbe other with (lenrce Chancy &i Cednr Point. 0:, which proved an easy win ! fr>T knrwVinfi nut the Baltimore fp.-rtVr wpiclit in thrpp rounds on !?pr>f A Inst, with Tntt Hinfcel os Jnimny haa hnfl mwv Hon+*i r>f 10 miindp no dooiFion, but j flrc vn tne 1pt"1 tbnt fnrs pyrwvt j nil tb" "-!-np of n rbnmninn. Jnlinnv ni,« W>nT, n boxpr sri-mowb-it tbo stvie of Pnrkey IVfoFnrbnd. HodoMt, not bplipyp in tryins to put. an op-1 ponPTit, out just bprause bo bnia bim i ni his mp/py. nnd that u» wliv tbo Hf-rpr Htfjo OlPvpJnnd feather weisbt rbamnion has often bppn referrpd to as tJio p]pvpr. nnt hirlejis ohirapion. .TibntiT bap lwen a crfflit tr> tbe rinij, for bp bns nlwnvs rnrnod bimsplf as a jjptiilnmsin and if be desires to retire an nnfynten rhnmninn t.Ti ,, more orp^it' to him for it.—"Milwaukee Leader." j
it was not Blackburn -who won, and John retired from the scene- decorated once more with the label the other youth Lad torn from him at the ternplo in Rushoiitter's Bay. It was j an earnestly-conducted exchange of views, with Blackburn mostly on- the j I acßrossivo and the other fellow's loft j : interposing. Tlio Melbourne lad is a , fine defensive boxer, and, though ho was once or twice rattled by the onsl-.iusrht, the referee took the- view that skill in this direction was entitled tn more points than was Black- ; ■burn's system of assault. Point ecot- j ing in boxing is a mysterious business and untess one understands it—which "ihodv does —it was hard to see '< enough between those two on Saturday to justify a decision either way. Naturally, therefore, victory has not brought pence in tlio bantam department —"Bulletin." MISKE MINUS PUNCH! In vi Luu t>pteiicu(X ouowing wki-ok tiidy Musoe has made in ilia tour battles here lately, eomo /boxing iollowers are sUll inclined to doubt bis ability to deliver a real punch, such as a topnotciier in his division should carry. However it would be exacting toe much of the westerner to expect him to land a knockout on the four men he has met especially in a 10---roand bout. Aliske has encountered' Battling Levinsky,, Bob Moha, Jack Dillon, and George Knockout Brown. It. would require no end of careful choosing to select a tougher quartet. Not since the four have attained any prominence ir the ring has any been dropped for the count. In the third round of bis Hout with Dillon, V.'wko w:llopod tlio Bearcat ricirmsly a boot the, chin and jaws, but could not floor him. After the third round with Brown, Miaite , ruciukd tlio Greek with wallops that. apppßr»f| vicious enough to spill an ox, | but the Greek held his feet.—New York /'Sun." ' ; i PUCLETS. Think those Uiuasuruuieuts over: Los '■ Daicy is ol i. 7m. uiil uu his hghtiuy .>iiot&, Lβ weiub a 10J collar. ■;'.VV heu ; clinched his hands are 4in. wide across the knuckles. He has the same reach as Bob Fitzsimmoiis, who was 6 inches taller than the young Maitlander! Verily, nature has moulded Lea to become; a iistic wonder. . ' ! Albert Badcud, tho Swiss ecrapper who once visited Australia, received the' short end of the purse when he tackled Jack Britton wt New York recently. . The Yank was aJtogother too clever. ; j Harry Stone thinks he could mako somo hoot with a side show, and has started a boxiTi': booth of his own to travel in Australia. Harry's will-o'-thewisp cleverness should be a draw Jn! deed. ■. ■ ' , t Clover and popular Johnny nponlon is liable to be mnfrhed with Jimmy Wilde, world's champion flyweight, for tho title. Na.t« Newis, manager for Coulon, has boen coaching Johnny iui° the biy matcii, and as ho cau make tho weight limit of 112 pounds easily tiioro is a cbanco of it coming off. Jatii "writing from U.SJL, contemplates retiring from the game. His past performance:} compd this. Head, i« i»ii juiiu-UiUi-, aufoaivd tlie lute Jimmy ixegMxy ior liie AuswaUtoiuu feainer- Ted Ureu, bi'otu«r o! Tommy of that ilk, tackled 4>ellare-aft the Sydney Stadium, recently, and was shaded on poiuts. Alt'. Goodwin, who has a victory over; Lyn Ta-osoott, recently decided to start a gymnasium in Melbourne. This rilod a number of pug trainers so that they ro* s»lved that none of their charges would enter the ring with any lad from Alf's stable; Tho Melbourne Stadium authorities say they intend killing the boycott.
A cable to the daily press states that last Saturday night Tommy TJren defeated Jimmy C2al>by on pofots for the MitMlweight Chatcipionstip. The American baa benu otit of the gamo for some time, yet credit must bo given Uren for boating such a' •crnrknjnck. Tlia Full report by mall should make interesting reading.