John L's movie night 27Feb1909
and the the receive to - in the of and the - appealing to It., i,c, defeat WILL SHOW PICTURES OF CLEVEREST FIGHT Views of Celebrated Corbett - McCoy Battle to be Shown at Grand Next Week. Devotees of the manly art of self - defence will have a chance next week to see a moving picture reproduction of one of the most scientific and cleverest glove contests ever fought between heavyweights. The bout between James J. Corbett, then at the zenith of his power and speed, and Kid Mr.C bout was fought in New York and while V it only lasted 5 round was a really terrific battle, and wae marked by some of the cleverest work that Corbett, admittedly the world's best boxer, ever did in the ring during hjua entire career. The film of this famous fight and the only one in existence, is owned by John L, Sullivan, now in the city. Arrangements have been . made with Mr. Sullivan by the new managers of the Grand theatre, which is to be re - opened next week, to show this Corbett - McCoy fight film, as well as an interesting program of other high - clans moving pictures. John L. himself admits that this was the most scientific ring battle ever fought and this will be the first time it has ever been shown in the west. Pictures of the Corbett - Courtney fight were shown here, hut that was a onesided contest that was staged specially for moving - picture purposes. These pictures, which are to bo shown next week, are the real thing of the actual fight. They are conceded the most perfect pictures of a ring contefct ever shown. One can almost hear the shouts of the crowd. . The views are so clear that one can see the sneer on McCoy's face, and watch 'tis lips move as he hurls taunts at Corbett as they start'the fifth and last round in the hopes of getting the San Francisco man rattled. It was Corbett's wonderful cleverness that kept him from taking the count or getting in the way of one of those terrific swings by McCoy. At the conclusion of the battle about 100 policemen are seen climbing into the ring with drawn clubs and beating tne crowd back. There is not a thing that was witnessed by the jmwawr mat ' The next noted pugilistic celebrity Tommy Burns, and present holder of Johnson is coming on the steamer way to England to fight Sam Langford The accompanying picture of which the big negro reached Australia people who paid from $10 to $30 to see this fight that is not seen in these pictures. , SAYS KETCHEL CAN BEAT BIG JOHNSON Willus Britt Declares His Middleweight Could Whip Present Heavyweight Champion. CHICAGO, Feb. 27. ' - Stanley Ket - chel can beat Jack Johnson if I can ever get them iu the riug together." This was the opinion, expressed yesterday by Willus Britt, manager of Ketchell, before he departed for Grand Rapids to arrange for details of the bout between Ketchel and O'Brien which is carded for Philadelphia in' the near future. - "Stanley has it over Johnson," said Britt. "He can hit a bard blow and I can't see that there is much difference iu the power behind the punch of a first - clacs middle - weight and an ordinary class heavyweight. I can't see that Johnson is such a woudcr. lie in a good, strong fellow and all that, but I don't size him up as a world - beater." Ketchel's next bout probably will be with Jack O'Brien, according to his manager. ( The Philadelphia public seem to wish to see it and the affair may be carded as one of the six - round no decision affairs.