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Dick Cullen is on his way to the "West per the Karoola, which arrives on or about the 16th inst.
Ted Whiting's match with the Queensland aboriginal Jerry Jerome had to be postponed on account of the former injuring his band. Consequent- ly Whiting's- anggested trip to this State has been delayed.
Alf. Morey ie after Dick Cullens
scalp again. Reckons that he is the Yankee's master, notwithstanding Dick's somewhat easy victory over him on the last occasion of their meeting. There's one thing to be said of Morey -he took on Kid George, whom Dick -would not tackle on any consideration.
Stated in a Melbourne paper that Jim Griffin, the New Zealand boxer, who is a brother to Charlie Griffin, has quit the game for good. Hundreds of the played-out brigade have said this at some time or other-and have Fubsequ*aitly made themselves objects for ridicule by tryinsr to ?"come back" against some youthful . and lusty op- ponent. Still. Griffin is one of those "things of the past" who might just happen to know when he is "all in."
Les Gleeson and Black Paddy. for the second time, come into collision at Fremantle on Thursday night next, the venue being- the King's Theatre. Gleeson has a decision over th« coon, and granted that the son of Ham '»s fighting well these times be should ptve the dusky one a.rough time of it. Gleeson has been improving bis know- ledge of the noble art over East, and Black Paddy may Sind that out before many blows are exchanged.
The following was written to the Melbourne *' 'Awklet" by a barracker for Tommy Jones:-"Tommy hurt one of his hands in the fourth round of his mill with Wenand. otherwise the clash would not have lasted the 30 rounds. There is a probability of Jones and Alf. Morey coming together very short- ly." Tommy's W.A. friend means to say that Jones would have put We- nand away for the full count had his hand not "goo*'." But you should hear Wenand's version of that conttrst'.
Billy WeoajMl. the crack feather- weight boxer, journeyed to Fremantle on-monday night last to witness Uw>. Black Paduy - Jackson go. Welland had never seen Black l*add>- in ac- tion, and knowing that Alf. iiorey ¡tad beater. Black Paddy, and reckoning that he (Wenand) had a chanty; of beating Morer, the Ma.orilo.nder con- ceived the idea of cballengin? the al, ! original. But when li? saw how th -
ebony-hued cove I)filod tuc h:¿sKy
I Jackson ail over the rir = . W.-n
i abandoned the idPa of taning on la-a Monday r.i;iht s '"ero." WPM.-.d r> - t marked lo tbl.= «<.!*;!-»:=: "They say [ Black Paddy swings wildly. 1>,<?s ho:
I But there is one thin? certain. Hf
.swings them from all directions, and he. must be a very awkward fellow to fight." Wenand sized Bla&t Paddy's , capabilities -up to 9, Rjr-'jr,
"Cyclone** Joîumy Tboamfcou ls com- ! tag-to Australia once again, and whilst here it is not tmlikety mat he will be matched with Frank Klaus, the Pitts- burg Beai^cat, so-called. What a rip- ping, snorting mtU such an affair would be ai; Hst it lasted! Klans, by the way, aspires to the middleweight eharopionsiu p of the world. Thomp- son esitibitud bis beet form in Aus- tralia against Billy Papki* whom he 1 beat ou pointe in 20 rounds.
] Both Sid Sullivan and. Jade Bead are
I desirous of making a trip to the Weet i to tight ' AK. Morey-or whoever may I be pitted against either ol them. But
I' títere is a better draw than auf of
them likely to gravitate this way-and ? his name is KM M*Coy. At time of writing the conotteroT of Jack Bead, I Frank Thorn, and others ls in com i munieation with Alec Clydesdale, and j there is every likelihood of the husky I lightweight being seen in action in this ¡ city about Christmas time. What j price a Korey-il*C«y or a Cullen
¡ ll Coy clash!
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! J. KELIXIBK.
The crack unregistered horseman,
who has ridden, innumerable win- ners in. Australia and India. Last Wednesday he steered Doogh Boy to victory in the Ascot Thousand.
What time these lines were written foll particulars had not come to hand of the light in Sydney last night week between Kid M'Coy and Jack Read ; but the fact that M'Coy beat the ex amateur on points at the end of 20 rounds is sufficient proof that just at present it would take a real good 'un to settle the hash of the Melbourne lad. There is only one boxer his weight in Australia who would have a 2 to 1 on chance of boating IFCoy de- cisively, and that is Hughie jfiehe gan. M'Coy himself considers that the time is hardly yet ripe for him to take on the premier lightweight of the continent.
THE MELBOURNE CUP WIWNKR, THE PARISIAN.
Brown gelding, by Bobadil-The Parisienne. \Last Tuesday he won the
Melbourne Cup with ease from Flavian and Didus, and ran the two miles in 3.27*4 with S.9 on his back. He is herc seen after doing a Cup gallop at the Caulfield traefc.
Concerning ine «leite- ot Bill Lang in such a decisive manner hy Sam M'Vea, thus a Melbourne writer who is apparently wrapped up in the big Oarltonian, and who lias been boosting him lor all he ia worth for the pa&t li months:-"Sam M'Vea, the colored heavyweight boxer, accomplished what thc world's greatest pugilists have
j failed to do, liz., knock Bill Lang out. i Laug has fought Jack Johnson. Sam j La.ntiic.ru, To:n Burns, and AI Kauf
j man. and none of thc abovenamed
have knocked Lang ont. He certainly
I has lost fights, but right through his I long and honorable career in the ring j has ever any pugilist, bar M'Vea, hand-
ed out a steeping draught to him.'' Certainly Lani? never had 10 connted over him till he met M'Vea. That ia explained by the statement that when he fought Jack Johnson. Tommy Burns, and Sam Langford he didn't rtay in the rinç tong enough to get
IA. few issues n.po we puboslicà a
paragraph, which was taken from an America TI paper, stating that Owen Motjan, the well-known Birmingham featherweight, had been leadins a gay fife in the Statis, having fallen off the water-waggon with a terrific bang. The latest is that he bas been charged at the Birmingham Police Court with betas' drunk and disorderly and fined á/ and costs. There are lew top- notch pugilists who set oat on the loose lfice Aloran. It would be a dif- ficult matter, for instance, to imagine Tammy Burns stagsertnir darwn the public street foll of fusel:
Tbe Fi «natutie boxer. Ed- Lennon, erected himself on the stage at the Black Faddy-Jan. Jackson figbt on Monday night last at the Fremantle Stadium, and offered to fight the whiner or Kid George for the whole of the house. The mob greeted the chal- lenger with a levity not befitting the ' serious occasion. Fit and well, Len-
non has a chance with Black Paddy ; bat he weald be foolish to tackle the coon for the whole of the cate. Fruid y ls likely to got over one of those snappy righi hooks at a period wfcen he looks all over a loser on points. When one of thc said punches con ? nert 'tts a case of witnessing: the i Aurora. Australis in all its glory.
When George-Taylor and Pat Le Brase engaged in a ZO-roands boot at the BYemanGe Stadium a week or two ago the spectators-and there was a goodly crowd-went away satisfied that they bad witnessed one of the best straggles between two little fel- lows ever staged at the Port. i-e : Brese fought ga He ntl}', but he wes
out of condition, and Taylor pained a decisive Tkaory. To-morrow night 1 the ladB meet again at the same ve
j noe. and as Le Brese has been work
! mg hard to get himself fit in order . that he may obtain revenge, it looks i as ff the third contest between the
pahr win provide something exception , ally stirring. Both lads have yet to
know wbat it ls to be put to sleep, and unless the extraordinary happens the i battle will co the full 20 rounds. Pro i mater EUI Cameron ls looking forward i to a. bumper house to-morrow night.
It isn't often that we come across seatUmentaUsts among thc boring hri gade. Ton can imagine something akin to hysterics hitting a boxer when his best girl meets with a railway or motor accident, and when he hears the news from afar. But seldom you hear the distressing news of a boxer weeping salty fluid over the prostrate form of one of hie fellow-stou<=hers who has simply been put out for the count per medium of a clout on the chin. Bat read this re Bill Lang's de- feat by MTea. The following -.ray printed in the " 'Awklet," the well known society journal. Melbourne: - "SHI Lang has ito greater admirer than the crack lightweight Hughie Mehegan. Hughie took l-ar.^'s def.iat much to heart. He was the first to asstet hin».to his corner, ami he work- ed like a tlser to bring him to, w hi i pt the tears tumbled down his cheeks. A arin every inch of him is Mein- gan." Perhaps the "tears tumbled down Hughie's cheeks" at the idea of losing a few -shaiings on his pet
Reporting a 20-rmmcs fi "ht between Jack Law. of Adelaide, and W. West- ley, of Wallaroo *thls is how round 7 is described by a Kadina (S.A.) writer: - "Law again leads] Westley soon in the centre of the arena, as though to say, 'Shift me if you can; hit me if you dare!' Adelaide makes a terrific drive. Misses. Wallaroo jabs him in the belly. A clinch. Law hits. Westley's second claims a foul, but receives only a chicken. Referee dis- allows the claim. >!o,body wanter! the bird. Everybody satisiied. Law ducks and is forced to the front ropes. Some- how he gets his head and chest be- tween them; feet on stage. Westley was entitled to hit. He did not. and should have been cheered from with- standing the temptation. Had he struck. Law most have been knocked clean out of the ring and on to the floor of the hall. Honors even." W. W. Xaughton. of the "San Francisco Examiner," and Otto Floto will have to look to their literary laurels!
BillT "Wonano bas been promised a
' match with the winner of the 'Eayior
I Le Brese light, which tates place at I Fremantle to-morrow niphl. Ije Brese ¡ v.-as beaten by Weoand in îlobart 2nd ! Taylor by thc. MaoriiaiWtar on the
¡ fields; but both of his victims co:i
I sider they would have an evm-mimey j chance in a return go. "tn the bright i lexicon of youth," etc.
According to the Loudon "Sports- man," Jack Johnson has resigned his title of champion of the world. "1 u-on't come back," says Jack. "TU not he like Madame Patti-I won't re- appear." There is sure to be some controversy mrar as to who ls the man most qualified to wear Black Jack's halo. WiLh Tommy Burns oct of the game it looks as if either one of the oro ebony-hued Sams (Langford and irVea) will have hts claims recognised by a large army of fight fans. It is not likely that Johnson will hand over his title tc, say, Lanßford, for there is a deadly ecmity between, them. It is not generally known that the lan- don Katkmal Sporting Club officially recognises Langford as tbe champion of the world, for the reason that Johnson agreed to meet Sam at the gilded venue in question and failed tc keep his contract. At the present time i títere is no man in Australia capaJik
of successfully contesting a battle for the world's championship, though per- haps a certain Eastern paper, now thal Johnson has retired, win boost pool old Gill Langi
OPKKTXG OF THE SWIMMING SEASON. - THE FERST VbUXGE Vi PERTH'S MUD-HOLE.
The oft-asked question amongst the boxing fraternity on the goldfields is How will Alf. Morey fare when np against Kid George at the Boulder ; Stadium on Friday night next? Morey, ! alway&extEemely confident, thinks he
will again secare the judge's verdict, and not only win, but win in most 1 c*o-vLnclns style. On the otber band.
Kid George's supporters-on the gold- fields they are innumerable-are quite prepared to back their idol with their bottom dollars; and there will cer- tainly be a big sum change hands over the contest. Morey told this scribe that be intended to bore into the Kid and force the fighting. Certainly this style wih. suit the goldfields boxer down to the ground. Seldom it is that any lad his own weight has had the audacity to carry the fight to him and Morey will be jest about a stone lighter! Should Alf. succeed in his lit- tle affair next Friday evening there is a heap of money in sight for him in the metropolis. If he gets beaten he will not be disgraced, since he will be fighting at a great disadvantage in
the matter of height and reach. ¡
Last Monday night the writer 'saw j Black Paddy quite at his best against i
Jim Jackson at the Fremantle Sta- '
dinna. The. two were advertised to box ; the best of 20 rounds, but the affair ' only went half-way into the sixth Í term, when Jackson dropped his hands j
:uid turned his back as a signal of capitulation. There were occasions when the beaten man-who is very powerfully built-stood np and swop- ped punches with the nucscty black- fellow; but he could make no impres- sion on his vis-a-vis. On the other hand. Paddy had the white lad's face puffed and bleeding, mostly through the instrumentality of right upper- cuts: and many there were who could not help admiring Jackson's pluck. The latter went as Ionrr as he could-but Nature has its limits, and had he not given up when he did the chances are he would have been compelled to take the count. After speins Black Paddy p er form last Monday this scribe can- not understand Fred Byron ;oia; tile full 20 rounds with him at Katanning on Show night. Has Byron "come good" after all these lons, weary months? Or was that Katanning serai) a serio-comic affair specially pirt on to amuse the Katanning
. The wowsers in England llave pre
j vailed on llie auth&rtties to prevent I thi: contest betwwa Owen âioran Md : Jim Driscoll, which v.'an to bave taken i plíicp at the i.'rapir'? nick, Sirmins : hair-, on Saturdr.;.-, December "J. The
: i^rjH;2ranjraer asiioïicces th- fact tbat
j thf profcpective combatants heve been ! bound ^over to ke^p the pea^e. Wliat j ever is coming o-ver thc people oí Old ! Ençlauc-the boasted trorr.e oí all the
I manly sports T V.'e can understand
I tho authorities preventing the ñght
j between Johnson and Wells-between j a blade m:n who is a world-beater
and a second-rate white; but we can
I not divine Ii o v.- tile powers came to >v
influenced to the end of squclchoç a battle between two well-matched lads like Driscoll and Moran. The hsttlt gave promise of turning out one of thf most scientific of modern times, -and r. \ splendid exposition of the noble art
j There was no suspicion that it was
i anything else but "on the levrl"-a ni
j yet because a sanctified minoru?- hole
I tip their anaemic hands in holy liorroi
I ar the idea of two sturdy lads comm? i rato conflict in a properly-sovernec
j bout the ukase goes forth-"Thm j shall be no fight." These drive ni nj
' wowsers make us real tired. I