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t. iTUSDAY, MARCH 25, 1916
THE ASHEVILLE TIMES !
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Odds Favor Man Who Defeat
ed Jack Johnson by About
Three to One Lit
BOUT GOES FOR TEN
ROUNDS OR KNOCKOUT
VVillard Has Advantage on
Most Counts Contest Will
Draw Record Attend
- ance at Garden.
New York, March 25. With the
waserlns close to three to one In his
favor, Jess Wlllard, heavyweight
rhamplnn of the world, wilt meet
Krunk Moran in a 10-round no-decis-icn
l out here tonight for the largest
iiirso ever offered for a contest of
ililii t'.khIuIo duration. The two pugi'
Mb ? will receive $71,250, posted by
Tor. Iti.Unrd, the promoter of the
irntch. Of this sum the title holder
will, ilrr.'w down $47,500 and his op
ponent $1:3,750. Notwithstanding
Ihoalw'i'f Hie the purse. Rickard will
Hear han lsome profit on the ven
lure. inco every - seat In Madison
ftyiiwire narden has been sold and the
rrre.'iHH are estimated at more than
' Although Wlllard Is a top-heavy
f ivorlte, Interest In the outcome of
lh" limit is Intense, and the greatest1
Blithering' of fight fans that ever
ihronired into and about the garden
! expected at that historic show hall
(li!s evening when the principals en
ter the ring. Few large bets have
Iwr placed on the contest owing to
the difference In the odds and ac
k"ftwlrdged physical advantages pos
sessed by Wlllard over Moran, Hun
dreds uf small wagers on the result
nml im various angles of the fight
have l.cen made between friends both
in this city and among the large del
egations of spectators from other
eltliH of the east, south and middle
west. .Moran and his camp followers s
ert that the Pittsburgh heavyweight
will win from Wlllard In decisive fash
Inn on points If not by a knockout
I nt the great majority of boxing sn
thiiHliiMts cannot be convlnoed that
the Kansas ?owboy will fall a Vic
tim to Moran'i rushes and blows. It
Is pointed out that the conquerer of
Igek Johnson Is physically superior
n every respect to his opponent and
hut In a bout of but 10 rounds it
vmiUl he little short of a ring mlrn.
le for Moran to stretch the champ-
on on the floor for the. count
Ability About Equal
In boxing ability the two pugilists
ire conceded to be , about equal but
beyond that joint Wlllard has a.
marked advantage over Moran in al-i
most every department of glove ngh't-
lnff WAll oa In nk.l.Hl , i. J -
- " " ftJBli,ai muKB-up.
He will outweigh Moran by close to
50 pounds, stand between five and six
incnes above the Pittsburgh sluga-er
and have a longer reach, of imn
than six Inches, than Moran. Both
are extremely powerful hitters in pro
portion to their size but here again
Wlllard's .greater physique and
strength give, him a wide margin over
Moran. . The latter is the more ag
gressive boxer of the two but the
champion's towering height and abil
ity to block with his long arms mili
tate against the chances of the small
er pugilist landing a knocl:out blow to
the head. The task of reaching Wll
lard's body Is not so difficult but in
all his bouts to - date the Kansan
has shown ability to take very hard
blows in his midsection without slow
ing up. From a defensive standpoint
Wlllard is considered to be one of the
best equipped boxers of his division in
He is equally formidable offensively
when aroused, but, as a rule, lacks
the aggressiveness necessary to win
from an opponent of Moran's calibre
in 10 rounds or less. His best blows
are a short left Jab and a right hand
uppercut. These blows he used al
most continually and owing to his
long reach and great strength the
punches carry terrific power when
Wlllard puts full force into them, Un
der pressure he can and does fight
with other blows and carries a knock,
out in either hand when mixing sov
agely. In his awkward and ponder
ous style Wlllard is almost as fast on
his feet as Moran although he seldom
uses footwork to avoid an opponent,
At close quarters he should be able to
hold Moran safely,' although the lat
ter will be dangerous If he can tear
loose long enoueh to ucover his ability
and power as an inflghter. '.:
Both pugilists virtually completed
their training on Thursday and each
claims to be In perfect condition for
the battle. Moran has been on edge
for the bout for close to two weeks
and his trainers have had more- diffi
culty In holding him to physical form
than Wlllard's handlers. The Cham
pion was slow to round into condl
tlon since he had been out of the ring
for almost a year while Moran, be-1
cause of his recent bouts, responded
quickly to the conditioning routine.
Wlllard, however, once he settled
dnwn to hard work dropped weight
and increased his speed rapidly and
while It is doubtful if he Is in the
same magnificent shape that he was
when he met Johnson at Havana, he
should be able to box the full 10
rounds at top speed if necessary.
Whatever the outcome of the battle
the two heavyweights will be well
repaid for their training and struggle
In the ring. If the contest goes the
full distance the principals will re
ceive $7,125 per round or at the rate
of (2,375 per minute. Of this sum
Wlllard's share will be $1,583.33 and
Moran's $791.66 per minute. The
purse of $71,250 is the largest ever of
fered for a ring battle of any distance
with the exception of the $121,000
given to Johnson and Jeffries by Rick
ard in. their, fight at Reno, Nev., lo
1910. The purse Is larger than the
gate receipts taken In at any fight
ever held in New York state under
the Horton law or the present Fraw
ley regulations. But two fights, the
Johnson-Jeffries and Johnson-Burns
battle in Australia brought receipts in
excess of $71,250.
The difficult task of refereelng the
bout has been placed in the hands of
the veteran Charley White, an experl.
enced boxing arbiter, and he has stat
ed that he will insist upon the prin
cipals boxing in strict accordance with
the rules. Because of his past ex
perlence as third man in the ring at
a number of championship battles,
White should be able to decide upon
all technical points which may arise.
Considerable responsibility will rest
upon his shoulders as Wlllard might
lose his title In several ways, notwlth
standing that the contest Is billed as
a 10-round no-dlclslon -bout. Moran
would become the heavy weight tltlo
holder should he knockout Wlllard or
in case the latter waa to foul Moran
during the struggle. White Is also
empowered to stop the fight In case
either of the men Is incapaciated for
any reason and unable to continue.
Buch a decision would automatically
make the other principal a winner
and technically the holder of the title.
1 Jess Wlllard's Record.
Born In, Pottowatomle county, Kan,
m, mm-km m m w mm
I! : . n
s, December 21, 187.
February 15, Louis Fink at Sepul-
pa, Okla., 10 rounds, lost on foul.
.March 7, Ed. Burke at 1 Reno,
Okla., t rounds, K. O.
March 16 Louis Fink at Oklamoha
City. S rounds, K. O.
Apxrll 29, Joe Cavanaugh, Oklaho
ma Oity, 11 rounds, K. O.
Apg.il 14. Al Mandeno, at Oklahoma
City, rounds, K. O.
June) 8, Bill Shiller at Oklahoma
City, 4 rounds, K. O. ' -
July f 4, Frank Lyon at Elk City,
Okla., TtQ rounds, won.
July 16, Mike Comisky at Hammond
Okla., lOt grounds, won. .
' 1912 Contests
May. 23, John Young at Ft. Wayne,
Ind., ( rounds, K. O. .
June 29, Frank Bowers at St Char.
les. 111., 3 mounds, K, O.
July 2, Join Young at Chicago, III.,
S rounds, K. O.
July 29, Arthur Pelky at New York,
10 rounds, no- decision.
August 19, Luther McCarthy at
New York, 10 rounds, no decision.
December 2,' Sailor White at Buf
falo 1 round, K. O.
December 27, Soldier Kearns at
New Yorki 8 rounds, K. O. .; .
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January 22, Fmnk Bauer at Fort
Wayne, Ind., 6 rounds, K. O.
March 5, Jack Leon at Fort Wayne,
Ind., 4 rounds, K. O.
May 20, Gunboat Smith at ; San
Francisco, 20 round;?, Lost.
June 27, Charley Miller at San
Francisco, 4 rounds, Alraw.
July 4, Al Williams at Reno, Nev.,
8 rounds, won.
August 22, Bull Yoting at Vernon,
Cal., 11 rounds, K.O.
. November 17, Georgd Rodel at Mil.
waukee, 10 rounds, no decision.
November 24, Jack "jleed at Fort
Wayne, Ind., 2 rounds, won.
December 8, Carl M arris at New
York, 10 rounds, won.
December 12, George Davis at Buf
falo, 2 rounds, K. O.
December 29, George Rodel at New
Haven, Conn., 9 rounds, K, O,
March 27, Tom McMahon at
Youngstown, O., 12 roundsy lost,
April 13. Dan Dally at Buffalo, 9
rounds, K. O.
April 23, George Rodel at, Atlanta,
Ga., 6 rounds, K. O.
April 5,' Jack Johnson, at '.Havana,
Cuba, 26 rounds, K. O.
. Number of bouts, 30; won by K. O.
18; won on points, 5; no decisions, 3
draw, 1; lost, 3. .(
Frank Moran's Record! J
Born In Cleveland, Ohio, Mqrch 18
March 9, Al. Palzer at Brooktyn, 10
rounds, no decision.
March 13, Jim Savage at New York
7 rounds, lost.
April 8, F, Drummond at New STork,
7 rounds, K, O.
October 9, Tom Cowler at London,
6 rounds, K, O.
October 23, Charles Wilson at Lon
don, 2 rounds, K. O.
January 2, Fred Storbeck at Lon
don, 7 rounds, won of foul.
January 24, Stocker Smith at Paris,
1 round, K. O.
February 6, Fred Storbeck at Lon
don, 7 rounds, won on foul.
March 11, Al. Kublalc at Albany, 10
rounds, no decision.
March 28, T. Kennedy at New York,
10 rounds, no decision.
May 20, Tonny Ross at Cleveland,
10 rounds, no decision.
June 7, Harry Wuest at Columbus,
10 rounds, no decision.
July 4, Dave Mills at Juarez, Mex.,
8 rounds, K. O.
August 9, Jack Geyer at San Fran
cisco, 4 rounds, lost
September 6, Sailor Schaefer at
Vallejo, i rounds, K. O.
October 4, Jim Cameron at Ban
Francisco, 4 rounds, won.
October 31, Charlie Horn at San
Francisco, 4 rounds, won.
December 27. Gunboat Smith at
San Frisco, 20 rounds, lost
March 29, Al McClusky at New
York, 5 rounds, K. O.
April 16, Sailor White at Philadel
rjhla. 6 rounds, no decision.
April 80, Luther McCarthy at New
York. 10 rounds, no decision
July 27, Tim Logan at New Orleans,
4 rounds. K. O.
Hentember I. Al Palzer at New
York, 7 rounds. K. O.
January 27, Jack Johnson at Paris,
20 rounds, lost.
March 29. Bombardier Wells at
London. I rounds, K. O.
April 7, Sergt Regan, at Aldershot,
4 rounds. K. O,
May 16. J. Bennett at -Salisbury
Plains. 2 rounds, K. O,
May 22, George Blmms, London, I
rounds. K. O.
October 19, Jim Coffey at New York
t rounds, X. O.
January T, Jim Coffey at NVsw York,
9 rounds, K. O.
Number of bouts, 10: won by K. O.,
16; won on points, 1; no decisions, 7;
How the lighten Compare
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. SALESROOM? 102 PATTON AVENUE
Wlllard 1 Moran
2f years age years
s ft. 7 In. height 6 ft. 1 in.
260 pounds weight 204 pourds
II u in. teach .7$H In
in in . chest normal 42 tn.
UU In. cheat expanded 46 In.
$7 In. waist In
14 in. bleeps It in,
17 In. i neck 19 In.
IU in. wrist 9 In.
17 U In ' calf 1H In
IM In. nkle 10 H In.
New York, Msrch 24. In Madison
Onnua rardnn tomorrow night J
wlllard of Kansas and Frank Moran
of Pittsburgh, scheduled to struggle
for ths heavywslght championship
which Wlllard won from Jack John
son In Havana on April I of (sat year
rill fsea the largest gathering of
sporting men In ths history of this
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are trained to perfection the moBt
perfectly conditioned athletes ever
brought together In a ring in New
Both men 'are confident of the re
sult, though the betting shows that
the public is inclined to ravor tne
chances of Wlllard, who will have the
advantage of his opponent in size,
height, reach and the confidence that
comes of being champion. Those who
are taking the Moran end bank chief
ly on the Plttsburgher's ability to
deliver a knockout punch ana tne
further fact that he is rated as shifty
a fighter as Wlllard.
Todav the most optimistic reports
emanate from both training camps.
Tf thn advance doDe is to be relied up
on the spectators will have the cer-
tulnty of seeing a lively bout from
start to finish. ' -
Tha hm nrflen rarjorts an enor
mous sale of seats, and Tex Rickard
and Sam McCracken. the promoters,
expect that all records for attendance
will be broken. Seats have been con
structed in the garden to accommodate
13,000 persons. Tne ' prices range
from 650 for boxes near the rlngsld
to 13 for rear seats. It Is bellved
that the total K.tta receipts will run
between sito.oo ana iu,uu. 4
Wlllact im tn ranalva 140 000 under
the signed contracts and a bonus of
$7,500 and 51 per cent of the moving
nletur recelrits. Moran's share will
be 120,000, a bonus of 22,500 and 20
per cent of the film receipts.
Under the New York state laws the
contest will bs limited to 10 rounds
and no decision will bs given. Despite
this latter provision lt is agreea
Jmnnff ht Informed men in sport
ing rlrcles that Moran would be hail
ed as the heavyweight champion If he
succeeded In knocking out Wiiiara.
Even If there was no knockout blow
delivered the Pittsburgh fighter would
nrnhahlv ha looked UDOn SS the king
of ths heavyweight division If hs was
fortunate enough to show up distinct
ly as a better battler than tne c Ham
It Is recarded as somewhat signi
ficant that the majority of old-tlm.
r,uiriiia of note, ths ones who know
ha ama from start to finish and who
havs had so opportunity to sli. up
the two heavyw.lghts in tneir wors
of training, ara mora Inollned to rats
Moran's chances on a par with those
of wninrd than Is ths general puono.
These msn figure thst the champion's
advanUges tn slse and weignt win
not count for so much as Is generally
supposed. If Moran Is the mors cicv
er of the two and carries the hardest
blow, they figure that he will be able
to more than hold his own against
the huge Kansas cowboy.
REV. DR. CAMPBELL
SPEAKS AT Y.M.C.A.
Rev. Dr. R. F. Campbell, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, will
speak to the men of the city on
"Whose Man Are You?" In the audi
torium of the Young Men's Christian
association tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock. Though Rev. Dr. Campbell
has always taken an active part In
the work of the Young Men's Christ
Ian association this will be his first
address at the Sunday afternoon meet
ing for men, and it is expected that
his address will be heard by a large
A special musical program has
been arranged which will Consist of
several selections by a mixed quartet,
compoBed of Miss Bettie Moore, Miss
Blanche Loftain, R. W. Hammer,
slough and Alva Mclntyre, and a solo
by R. W. Hammerslough, with Mrs.
E. R. Hampton as accompanist. All
men of the city, whether members of
the association or not, are invited tn
attend this meeting.
TAKE NO ACTION ON
THE SIGN ORDINANCE
Th city commissioners yesterday
afternoon again postponed action on
the electric sign ordinance. Some ao
tlon may be taken today on the
amendment offered by the Joint com
mittee from the Ad club, the Mer
chants' association and the board of
Building permits were granted to
S. T. Logan for a theater on Eagle
'street, $2,500; M. H. Pressley, one-
room addition at 240 Southslde ave
Marlon Man In Mexico.
Robert W. Nichols of Marlon, N.
C Is a United States army officer
Generat T. Coleman du Pont, one
of the Delaware family of powder
makers, appears to have taken serl-
wlth Dndd's cavalry command, now ously the mention of his name in con-
In Mexico in pursuit of Villa. nectlon with the presidency.
AU persons ara h.rtby notified
thst M. II. Grace has severed his
connection with ths AnnandsJs
Dairy, and with ths Asheville
Ics Cream Co., and are further noti
fied that said Compsnlns will not bs
responsible for any futurs business
transactions with ths said M. II.
ANNANDALK TUUITt DAIRY, INC.
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P. B. Q.
Able bodied men between 18 and 40 to enlist In Troop B Cavalry, North Carolina
National Guards. Number will be limited, so prompt action is necessary. First to
apply will be first to receive enrollment. Men will be appointed to officers in non-
commission class as fast as their qualifications' justify promotion. Recruits will
apply to Lieut. E. I. Burn, Sergeant Ned West or Captain Frederick Rutledge.
RECRUITING OFFICE: 31 PATTON AVE
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