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BOXING. MOREY V. "BLACK PADDY." - The boxing match between Morey and "Black Paddy" on Monday, September 11, at His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, should prove an attractive one. FREMANTLE STADIUM ENGAGEMENTS. Next Monday night at the Fremantle Sta dium Worth and Durham will box the best of 20 rounds. On the same night Hickling and Clair are matched for a 10-round bout. Charley Douglas and George Taylor will meet on September 25, while George Taylor will box C. Hickling on October 16. All these contests will take place at the Fre mantle Stadium. MR. HUGH McINTOSH AT FREMANTLE. FIGHTS FOR THE FUTURE. In the sporting world, perhaps no Aus tralian has gained more prominence, from a, managerial and promoter's standpoint, than Mr. Hugh D. McIntosh, who, is pro ceeding to the Eastern States by the R.M.S. Maiwa, which reached Fremar le yesterday from London via ports. Mr. McIntosh, who how operates on both sides of the world, promoted some of the biggest fights of the list boxing season, and has made engage ments which will have the effect of con centrating in Australia during the next few months all the principal fighters of the world. These will include the champion, "Jack" Johnson, and his two doughty col oured rivals, Sam McVea and Sam Lang ford, and in addition Jim Flynn, as well as many minor pugilists. When interviewed by a representative of this journal, Mr. McIntosh spoke enthu siastically of his sporting work in Europe. "My En-ish boxing season at Olympia in London,' he said, "was very successful, and my patrons included all the sporting mem bers of the British aristocracy, among whom there were a large number of ladies. Olympia was the most palatial boxing arena in the whole world, and the record gate for England was taken at the Langford Lang contest. I was unfortunately compel led to shut down Olympia earlier than I would have liked owing to its being impos sible to obtain any extension, consequent upon previous bookings. However, that .diffi culty will be obviated, as I am having a special building erected, capable of seating twelve thousand people. It will not be ready for the winter season, but as all the available boxing talent will be concentrated in Australia, this will not aEect my opera tions. My Parisian season, which included the Langford-McVea contest at the Ciroue de Paris, exceeded all previous receipts for athletic displays held there. My present in tention is to operate in Western Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. So, with London, Parisian, and Australian boxing arenas, I will have the most complete box ing circuit in the world." Speaking of the men who are tq fight un der his management in Australid, Mr. Mc Intosh gave same interesting particulars of the pugilists and their records. "Of the men I have engaged," he remarked, "there is young 'Jimmy' Clabby, the American middle-weight, who is well known to you in Australia, and who made such a wonderful impression out here last year. He is com ing out again, and will be sailing from Van couver on October 6. Then there is the ever-popular 'Jack' Johnson, the world's champion, who sails by the Orvieto on Octo ber 6. His sparring partners will include 'Bob' Armstrong, the coloured boxer, who stands over 6ft. 4in. in height, and who pre pared Jeffries for his contest with Johnson and "Monte' Cutler, another well-known op ponent of his. The champion has agreed to meet Sam McVea, Langford, and Lang, and, if undefeated, to tour through India, China, Japan, and the Straits Settlements. He in.
tends to retire subsequently win or lose. So the contests in Australia will be the last seri ous engagements of his career. Sam McVea, known as "'The Idol of Paris,' is considered by the leading experts of America to be the next world's champion. He has already met Johnson three times. Twice the contests between the two went the full number of rounds, the decision going to Johnson only after a severe struggle in each case. On the third occasion, after winning 19 rounds, Mc Vea was caught an unlucky blow in the last minute of the 20th round, and-was counted out. Since then he has met and defeated all the best boxers in the world, and his last contest with Langford in Paris resulted in a draw, after 20 rounds. McVea, who is available for all-comers, including Johnson, Langford, Lester, and Lang, is now en route for Australia via the Cape by the s.s. Ar gyllshire, and is accompanied by his wife and his manager. Baidsman Rice, the Eng lish light-heavyweight champion, who has a splendid record, is also coming out. Amongst his victims are included Tom Thomas, ex middleweight champion of England, and Alf. Langford, who claims to be a brother of Sam Langford, the famous coloured boxer, who will sail from Vancouver on October 6 for Australia, and will meet Lang, McVea, Johnson, and other suitable opponents. His record, of course, is well known to followers of the 'fancy.' He is perhaps the most feared boxer in the world to-day, principally on account of his extraordinary hitting powers and wonderful speed. His short ness of stature, which is only 5ft. 7in., is, of course, a material disadvantage when meet ing taller opponents, but in most cases this disadvantage has been neutralised by his speed and power. He will be accompanied b a manager and two sparring partners, a Dan Flynn, of Boston, and Young Fitz simmons, a risinglight-weight, with a good record. Dan Flyy is a Boston heavy-weight of the second division, with a very good re cord. He will meet all comers in his class. Another newcomer is Jim Flynn. He is no relation of Dan's, and is known as the 'Pueblo Fireman.' He has met all the best fighters in the world, and is consider ed one of the hardest men to defeat in the ring to-day. His last performance was the knocking out of Alf. Kauffman in ten rounds. He will meet all comers, and can be guaranteed to give a good account of himself all the time. He met the present world's champion about four years ago, and put up a remarkably good struggle, and his friends claim that he has improved. It is his intention to challenge the champion on his return to Australia. Flynn is sailing from Vancouver with his wife and manager on October 6. With such a string of top notoh pugilists in Australia at one time, matters fistic should boom, and I am hope ful that one or two of the big matches will be put on in, Western Australia. Mr. McIntosh, during casual references to some of the men, said that Johnson regarded McVea as the hardest man alive to fight, and had expressed the epinion that he ,(cVea) would dispose of any white man in ifiy rounds. McVea was a kindly-disposed man of homely disposition, and was sure to be popular in Australia. As far as Alf. Kaufmann was concerned, it was not certain whether he would be coming to Australia to fight, but negotiations with him were proceeding. Discusing the prospects of Bill Lang against some of the visitors, Mi. Mc Intosh said that Lang, who was decidedly the best white man in the world, had a good chance against Johnston, who regarded himn as thegreatest "white hope." It was his (the speaker's) opinion, however, that the best boxers in the world were the four coloured pugilists, Johnson, McVea, .-Lang ford, and Joe Jeanette, and in an indefinite number of rounds Jeanette Iwould defeat the other three. "But." Mr. McIntosh said, in- conclusion, "fortunately such fights are illegal. No fight should continue over 20 rounds, for after that they develop into de grading, spectacles, besides which the fight mg is more slow and tedious to watch. I would never think of promoting a fight to a finish, even if it were legal. This season out here is running into big figures, and will cost me more than £50,000. Johnson alone gets £18,000 for the Australian trip; McVea gets £6,000; and Langford gets £1,000 a fight, as well as their percentages. Fares alone have cost me more than £1,200, and nearly every man has his staff, valet and so on. The fighting business means big money for the men well in." During the stay of the mail boat in port Mr. Macintosh paid a visit to the metro polis, where he made inquiries relative to a boxing season in this State.