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Boxing Bouts

Speaking of Llew. Edwards' training before he ioiight McCoy, a Queensland writer said that it was a real education to see the Welshman in the ring,

his back moving and judge of distance was quite a revelation to those who bad not previously seen him in action.

Tlie-y do things big iv .Dollar Land. Mat liinkcl, who is staging tho MonisFulton ii:4bt, has fixed accommodation for 8,1)00, and expects to got it.

Prior to Herb. McCoy being ouied on Sei>tenilier 1 by Llew. Edwards, lie had taken part iv 14 contests in llrisbaue and' won them all, half being accomplished, by k.o. way.

"Orion" of "Brisbane Daily Standard," supplies the following measurements of the two great lighters, Kuwards and McCoy: Height, Edwards oft. til-ill., McCoy oft. 4in.; reach, Edwards 73.5 in.,' McCoy C4in.; neck, Ed.wards loiin., McCoy IGJ ; chest, Edwards .'l7]in., McCoy 37Jin., chest expanded, Edwards -19!) iii., McCoy •iOiin.j waist, Edwards .'iOiii., McCoy .'jQjin., hips, Edwards 37in., McCoy tfTiin.; thigh, Edwards 22iin., McCoy 21' in.; calf, Edwards 14in., McCoy 143 in.; ankle, Edwards 9iin., McCoy 10in.; upper arm, Edwards 12Jin., lajin.; forearm, Edwards J'iiin., McCoy I/Jin.; weight (.about), Edwards Ost. 71b., I\lcCoy Ost. 91b.

McCoy had all tho, best of the early portion of the opening round, with Edwards, as ho opened the- light with a. left on tho jaw and then tw.o jabs on the mouth, but after that Llew. did ,most of the landing, and it was all over in the third round, and many disappointed McC'oyitcs left the Brisbane Stadium.

Says the. "Australian Worker": "Harold Hurdwick, ex-champion swimmer and boxer, has enlisted. Ho w/.in X.S.W. and Australian swimming .championships over all distances, and also defeated such champions as Darby shire and Hatneld in England. In 1!U1 he won the ama lour boxing championship of the Empire by knocking out. Hazel, tho English amateur champion, in 1 mm. Jjsoe. Standing right out by himself in the amateur class, he was induced to enter the professional ranks, and though he went down to such men as Daicy, McGoorty, ana Jeff Smith, he defeated good men like Lcs O'Donnell, Mick King, Albert Fcolev, and others."

Charlie Hardcastle. had a hard time to defeat Louis Kuddick and retain tho feather weight championship of England at the Lom'ton Sporting CJub recently. Ruddick lost on a foul in the lCth round, at that lime thechampion being knocked down.

Harry Greb of Pittsburgh is rapidly fojging to tho front as a logical man to meet Mike Gibbons. His recent defeat of Jack Dillon and subsequent brilliant performances give huji an edge over any boxer now clamoring for a chance at Gibbons. Jeff $mith is still in the ring, but Greb ljas the call.—Pittsburgh Exchange/ ' '•

Says "Milwaukee Leader" of August 9: "Mike- Collins, manager of Fred. Fulton, contender for Jess Willard's crown, was. hero 10-day en route to Cleveland', 0., where Fulton is matched to fight Carl Mom's Ii rounds to a decision Labor Day. Fulton went on to New York, as he was obliged to be there i'or examination by the U.S.A. doctors. He will arrive at Cleveland about the same time Manager Collins gets there and iinish his training. It is expected that quite a few fans from Milwaukee, will attend tho battle. Manager Collins is confident that his contender will prove- his right f,or a match with Willard for the championship.

Harry Pollok, manager for Freddy Welsh, on August 7 wrote to "Milwaukee Leader" denouncing the proposed Leonard-White match as lie reckons Welsh has iirsb claim on Benny, lwving given him a promise. This is what H.P. says: "1 don't want to rush Leonard and Gibson if they aro not ready yet, but I certainly don't intend to let a fellow liko White, who has made more failures of assaulting the light weight titlo, stronghold than he has lingers and toes, push Welsh on" the track. White would bo a joke lighting Leonard. I have a boy named Patsy Cline who c.tm trim White every niaht in the week. Will you please ask Gibson to put the crusher on tho

Leonard-White story and declare himself abou,t a Leonard-Welsh championship match. Tho people who want to ,«ta}jo the-bout.an--ready to talk business." "When the European war is over and things have settled down to something like normal, Paris will be tho greatest boxing centre the world ever has known." This is the prediction made by Dick Xlcgn, international listic -promoter. • "They appreciate boxing to the- fullest - in the groat French capital. And don't for a m> "litriib think that the French republic will not produce some great men, too," he added. "Carpentier is not the only great boxer they have had. He naturally attracted the most attention because ho was a big fellow and had a meteoric career. He came up practically fivom a feather weight, battling his way through all the classes as ho took on weight."

/ Pete Herman, bantam weight champion, passed the meiiical examination and is now an American soldier. Tht? bantam says he is not going to claim exemption; though a few days before sports' editor, T. S. Andrews of "Milwaukee Leader'! said.oll'orts "were, being uiaue .to bring about a battle in England between Peto and Joo Fox, the British champion.

Mike .Collins discovered another giant when attending Al. Palzer's funeral. Ho is a Canadian. His name is Steve O'Brien and ho has a very good brogue. He stands six feet, six inches in his stockings, hns. a reach of 84 inches, neck measurement of 181 inches, strips at 225 pounos in condition and is as strong as a young bull. Ho resembles Jess Willard very much, only Mike says ho is better looking and has long wavy hair. He has had three tights, and to Fulton's manager lie said: "You know Joss Willard had very little knowledge of this boxing game when Tom Jones gat hold of him ami 1 don't think he was any quicker 'at learning tho game than myself. 1 don't want vo brag, but give mc ono year's training, and if I can not whip most of the heavy weights in the country, then'l will go back to the farm in Saskatchewan and forget all about lighting."

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Boxing Bouts, Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 344, 26 September 1917

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