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THEY FOUCHTON A SGOW CROSS MADE STACKHOl'SB fttIT IX THE THIRD KOlXD. volm; WIIIIM'KD frazkii. ok TOLEDO, KASILV. II O T II IV I X K K S W KRB STRAIGHT AM) HARD JAHHKRS. Over SOU Sav (he Contend on an Ice ,Seow-Tlie ,Seow-Tlie ,Seow-Tlie OctullM, Two limited round contests wore pulled off. last nisht within the ranjre of the tower lights of the city. The last time there was anything in tne line oC pugilism hereabouts a train was taken, and fearing1 apprehension if the snme hall was employed employed again, the managers of the affair hired one of the covered scows used for bringing ice from the lake to Hie eity. and fitting a ring in the center, had the lights over near Sandwich. The crowd tisscmbU-d tisscmbU-d tisscmbU-d down town and at 10 o'clock repaired to the scow, and each man surrendered a $3 ticket before he was allowed to enter. Inside Inside there were two side lights and a four-burner four-burner four-burner gasoline chandelier which gave a fair light for the combatants. A few boards stretched across boxes answered for seats, and per hups fifty enjoyed sitting down, while nearly 200 had to stand and do the best they could. There was an opportunity opportunity to make it comfortable aL a. small expense by ranging circus seats which would have accommodated the crowd, but no such provisions were made and most, of the spectators stood on the icy floor and watched Uto lighting. The announcement called for fifteen rounds between Charles Cross and Frank Stackhouse and twenty rounds between "Jim" Casey and Charles Colter, of Toledo. Toledo. Cotter broke his hand ten days ago, but nothing was said of it, and Albert Fra-zer Fra-zer Fra-zer was brought over to take his place. Frazer had not trained and was too liyht for his antagonist. Cross made Stack-house Stack-house Stack-house (jtiit in the beginning of the third round and Frazer lasted into the seventh, intentionally falling until the match was given to Casey. There was a feature in the fish ting; which was enjoyable, and that was the style vi the winners. Moth ot theni were tt might ;md im I'd punchers' and did not rely on the sivins- sivins- Crest lias improved improved greatly since his last appearance at the clubs in the early spring und jabs with fon;e and precision. JL was thought riinckhouse would make a good mutch lor ium, but he was never in the hunt. Cross Jabbing him Into .submission in short oi'iier and beating him at his own game of infighting. The difference in weights looked to favor Cross ten pounds, and he made every ounce of it tell in his blows, which were straight from the shoulder and hard, Casyy fought, about the same as he did in the winter when he beat .SlaeKhouse and others in the amateur tournament at the Cai-hoMe Cai-hoMe Cai-hoMe Club, lie stands erect and Uses his left for all straight, work, resorting tu the uppereut with his rignt. He rarely swings, in fact he does not appear to have the blow down very well, for most of his misses were on swings and left books, lie outweighed outweighed Frazer by eight or ten pounds, and would have beaten him in two rounds had he Jtnown liuw easy- easy- It was and had he been less considerate. razor hugged Casey around the legs and fell lo avoid punishment repeatedly, finally losing the light on ihip point. He has nothing but a wild awing and had lo resort tt the bottle to screw up enough courage to try lids. Heferee t?cctt had Cross and Stacl;house shake hands at Jusl It o'clock. Owing to the crowd people people were allowed to stand along either nt the rug, which reduced the slipptry lighting Hpace to about llixlw feet. 'Hilly' Uaffney and "Jack" Hamuioiul looked after Cross, while. Mia-.k-huii.Vfc Mia-.k-huii.Vfc Mia-.k-huii.Vfc Mia-.k-huii.Vfc Mia-.k-huii.Vfc esquires were "J'illy" Mcleau and "Im!.'-iicCune. "Im!.'-iicCune. "Im!.'-iicCune. The glove wcrv three or tour ounces in weignl and very wcll-maUc wcll-maUc wcll-maUc implements. Oum weighed 1'C his seconds said, and Stackhouse -1 -The -The purse wils fTfi. No time- time- was lost alter the call of time in mixing up matters. .SutcKhuuse rusnei ana sv ting ' the neck, Cross jabbing hard and crossing witli Hi.; right.' Cross kepi el"se to .Siucklunisc and his jabs were true aijd miru, senoiug .-i-uu.ivlk.iii;' .-i-uu.ivlk.iii;' .-i-uu.ivlk.iii;' .-i-uu.ivlk.iii;' .-i-uu.ivlk.iii;' 1h ad oack every time, riiacklionse. was weari himself down with his wild swinging, and Cri iin.tllv staggered htm wilt; a ion on mik j.iw. Stiickl-ouse Stiickl-ouse Stiickl-ouse rushed and planted about the ' el-fective el-fective el-fective blow he managed to land, a lett swing en the car, which dazed Cross for the lime. Cross recovered recovered in an instant and went at Stinkhotise with a vengeance, smashing him in the jaw wnb the left .and knocking him down. He c-nUnucd c-nUnucd c-nUnucd jabbing, .tne, stackhouse slipped down tlnve limes, tu king the count each time bu.-re bu.-re bu.-re getting to his fed. At the call uf time Siackiioui-e Siackiioui-e Siackiioui-e wits going, his nose and mouth bleeding freely. Suickho-.ise Suickho-.ise Suickho-.ise riarled rushing in the second and seemed to have more l.ii'e, but Cross was loo strong for him and soon wore him duwu with jabs on the face. Stackhouse went u tne Hum-repeatedly Hum-repeatedly Hum-repeatedly and wailed for eight iu be coimteu. Cr-'ss Cr-'ss Cr-'ss knocked him to his knees with a left ami hit him with the right as he struck, but the referee referee thought It unintentional and would not illuw the claim' of foul. Time again saved Sta.:khouc. ' ' ' was not. marked and was eager for a siaud-up siaud-up siaud-up light. , . Ti.e third round was amcirl m by trosr, rt-sli-ing rt-sli-ing rt-sli-ing rt-sli-ing rt-sli-ing Stackhoust; missed wilii his swings and Cross forced liim down in one corner with lefts and rights in the face. McU-au McU-au McU-au claimed a lotil which die rot occur, and Stackhouse remained in the Jour urtll icn had been counted, and the light was given to Cns. Tim decision was perfectly perfectly satisfactory, ad Stackhouse had all he wanted of il. In the second contest, which was for fi-.', fi-.', fi-.', followed the first at? xm ns ihc boy:- boy:- could strip, Ca -.- -.- -.- weighed and Frazer about U-. U-. U-. flK-rc flK-rc flK-rc w-re" w-re" w-re" rumors of t' tK-tng tK-tng tK-tng a "ringer," but these were won di.-pelled di.-pelled di.-pelled by Casey's jahs Cait-nev Cait-nev Cait-nev and "Bammon-i "Bammon-i "Bammon-i were behind Casey and I-red I-red I-red A. Brown ami 'lUlly" liowcl! behind ihe. I'olJdu-an. I'olJdu-an. I'olJdu-an. , .. , Ciisi.v was two or three niches the taller anl viockI up, while Kmzer crouched. Fraz-r. Fraz-r. Fraz-r. afier ilddline. rushed ami missed with a wing. He tried it tgain and Casey met him with a strass.ft left on I he forehead. Casey continued jabbing nls man, and Frazer swunp on the wind. J ly spa red for some seconds, and Casey sent a hot loft lo the mouth before the round ended. Frazer made a rush and Id go a swing In the second. mlEsini;.- mlEsini;.- but going umb-r umb-r umb-r iwo jabs. Ca-sev Ca-sev Ca-sev was not on i" Frazer's way of ducking low until his tinners almost touched the door, hut an instant laf.-r laf.-r laf.-r he straightened Fraser up with a left ut'per cut and smashed liim in the. mouth with the right, drawing first bk-od. bk-od. bk-od. Then Caey put t left " right and left on the neck, with no return, return, and after the round Frazer took ti fall out of a bmtie Brown had in his pocket. Ciisev had cuiifideme in ihe third and shot his left to the mouth, evading Fraxer's swing a;.'t .winging bis left on Frazer' k wind, rlnir a clean knock-down. knock-down. knock-down. Casey put Ins leu on ih.- ih.- iiom and upper-cut upper-cut upper-cut with his right, Fraxer gemg to the tlor. There was no return tn the blows and ia-sev ia-sev ia-sev ent hini down again with a straight left m "the law, Frarer half slipping. Fraaer was dUcK-mg dUcK-mg dUcK-mg 'low. but- but- uppor cuts siraightei.o; him. and Caev 'nt him almost over the ropes with 1,'iis :i-d :i-d :i-d rights on the face. Fiazer would only swing wild in respons-e, respons-e, respons-e, and was distressed at the ca!l of time. . In the fourth round Casey s lea pauutd up Fr-izer"-' Fr-izer"-' Fr-izer"-' Fr-izer"-' Fr-izer"-' iiiL'o in brichi crimson. J- J- razer was -ushing -ushing and swinging wild, btdng met with left nrt richt every time he closed in. His dodGinc w;ts low and bis cltnehiug futil. but Cafey was considerate and when fie could have ended it with an upper cut he stepped buck and took his ti;v.-' ti;v.-' ti;v.-' Frazer landed a few forearm blows ,n iN ribs, his swings being so wild.. Oas-'y Oas-'y Oas-'y wad the whole thing lu the round and was applauded applauded for his style. Frazer swung and missed in the fifth and Casey dan ted. two lefts and a right on his face In tjiiick order. Fraxer's next swing was a hard one on the rib and he followed it by m.-hing m.-hing m.-hing ii nd missing, th-n th-n th-n clinching m avoid punishment, punishment, t'asev stuck to the straight punches an.l Hoofed Frazer with a Jolt on the juw Just before ihe call of time. Casey went right, lo woj k in the sixth ami put !i straight left on Frazer's mouth, repeating the soon after. Frazf-r Frazf-r Frazf-r agitin missed and Casey tumbled him over with a punch on the jaw. Casey went at him with left and right a.nd Frazer dodged and clinched low. There whs a mix-up mix-up mix-up nd Casey did much the better work, finally putting Frazer over the ropes and then Mooring him with another smajh on the jaw. The seventh saw conic out pmilins, but Casey jabbed and upper cut him until he fell to avoid punishment again. Casey jabbed him L and then lauded a hook that gave Frazer some j 3-year-old ! j pur-I 'a Louls-g I I ! ! J assoeia-i ! i ap-; j i ! ! j I i ; j 1 j

Clipped from Detroit Free Press08 Dec 1896, TuePage 6

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)08 Dec 1896, TuePage 6
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