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"ALL IN."

WEBER'S CHALLENGE TO

JOHNSON

WILL FIGHT. UNDER THE GREEK PANCRATIUM RULES. >

MIXTURELOF BOXING AND

WRESTLING

MELBOURNE, Saturday. Clarance Weber, our. champion wrestler, weight-lifter, and physical culturist, has thrown a bombshell into tlie athletic world by his challenge to fight Jack Johnson "all in," and thus prove ijhe., physical sitprem acy of the white race.

The system uuder which Weber suggests the contest should take place is not new. It is as old—or older —than boxing itself, and was.one of the recognised sports of the first Olympic Sports .which the Greeks held in 776 B.C. In 11 it nothing is barred except biting, eyegouging, and * attacks on certain vital spots. Everything else is admissible. The kidney., .punch;■■■•■the strangle hold, the double--Neteonj- and other methods of -offence 'lilted > out ■' undei* different codes,.may all be brought into action. -. At the annual demonstration of Mr. AYeber's Health and Strength College at the* Athenaeum last week ;the item that secured the closest attention was a bout between a boxer and a wrestler, Mr. W. Meeske and Mr. Wari-ington, given so that those present might form some idea of -which was the better method of self-defence. The boxer, who -vas only allowed, to hit, and not H tq hold, got all the worst of the botit. Once only did ...he make much impression on the wrestler, who succeeded in getting hold, and.) throwing him heavily several times. '

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"ALL IN.", Wanganui Chronicle, Volume L, Issue 12734, 21 April 1911

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"ALL IN." Wanganui Chronicle, Volume L, Issue 12734, 21 April 1911

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