Nov 17 1920 Goldie Vs. Lewis Boxing Match

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Nov 17 1920
Goldie Vs. Lewis Boxing Match - '·'*'Ifiris Break* Finger in Match ·IS*:,-;'....
'·'*'Ifiris Break* Finger in Match ·IS*:,-;'. /With Corter; tawrence -' i* : , Wina Over Gunn. .There Is little question In tne mlndfa of the hundreds.of boxing fans who ·aw laet night's boxing card at tho j Armory that Phil Q'-Dowd, of Columbus, Columbus, Ohio, clearly had tho best of his ten-round bout with FranKle Mason, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, champion fly -weight -ot America,- . which was the 'final event of as fine a bpxing carnival aa has been staged in this city tor c ihany months/' The premier event, atwtppothting owing to tho slowness " of the boxers and the frequent clinches was not a? interesting aa the bottts.* ' If decisions could be announced, would probably be that Battling icy won over Bulldog Taylor; Tom- Coster won from Ted Lewis and Lawrence won from. Goldie predictions of tho Armory Club ···fcwt night's card would ..*...,.~-r« crowd w*re amply ful- 4flH«d for long before the first bel fioondetf, the crowd ,had begu,n to ml up-the ring-side and..res^rye^ scats and ntore kept coming while the prelimm- «ry bout- was under way. The entire **«ird was as entertaining as the most *?tteactln« fan.could-.wish, with tho exception exception qf the final which disappointed disappointed the crwo-d- who wore not slaw to express their disapproval of tho ' »lng" tendencies of the boxers. Nothing to Annoy Crowd. , There was nothing to annoy the «rowd and the - separate bouts were pulled off in aa clean a manner as could be'desired. 'Battling DeBoy and Bulldog Taylor were announced by referee Doc orHuntinKton. at 8:46 and of the rounds, all of which except tho last were slow four -were DaBoy's, one ·yen and the final Taylor's, who VeKoped a burst -of energy that had 3eBoy worried. , Tommy "KJd" Coster, formerly of Akron, Ohio, but now o; Charleston, «nd Ted Lewis, of Columbus, m an Sht-round battle Atoned the first excitement. Foster pushed the fighting fighting in tStoflJst four rounds*, but Lewis rtfged aurally "in the fifth, took the round and the next and held his opponent «ven,in the final two. Ccste, pushed the fighting, with Lewis meet- the-attack in tho. Hrst roun'l. In aecond go, Coeter smashed into I*wis and knocked him to the floor twice, once for the count of eight once for seven, but Lewis sot in a return punch that dazed Coster and forced him to a clinch. In the third, iewls carried the fight to Coster ' early in tho round had the £ break the middle finger of his liand Coster sensed the slackening of Lewis 1 / flKht and roughed It up, pushing Lewis against the ropes with heavy wallops to the jaw and he "'only saved from a third' knock-down by the bell. Lewis was v/eak in tne fourth round, with Coster driving around the ring but unatfle to connect- connect- with a sleep-producer. Coster had worn himself out pounding law which seemefi to be made of £ewl«. using hia left almost exclusively, exclusively, pushed th« fight in the fifth and forced Coster Into clinch after clinch ·while the crowd roared its appreciation appreciation of the Ohio boy's gameness. lwls' round, in the sixth, Lewis crowded Coster, who showed he was tired, and used his left with telling effect. It waa Lewis' .round. Tho seventh seventh round saw. both boys exchanging punches, with Lewis using his Injured right-hand. The round was even, the edge in favor of Lewis. The round saw Lewis pushing the attack and Coster meeting it with frequent rallies in which he rushed Lewi: againt the ropes, to be- beaten off liewifl 1 left The round was even. Most Interesting Bout. This bout was 'easily the most terestlng of the evening's card and clared by 1 the older fans to be th fastest over witnessed in the Armor for a long, longtime. Lewis appeare In better condition than Coster but ·traJige to say, did not out-fight hi opponent until after he auatalned injuries. Coster, in tho opening was plainly out for a kayo and ·ucceeded. Both boxers showed a Inclination to mix things up regard le«s of consequences and had the howling with appreciation In every round. , * Young Lawrence, colored !!gnt- W«ght champion of West Virginia, »nd Goldio Gunn, of Gary, W. on the soml-fmal, a ten-round full of pep with Ooldie pushing fighting and Lawrence evidently willing willing to take all C-oldle had to offer. In the third round the champion ' dammed Gunn to the floor with right swing and te challenger stayed there until the count of nine. Slugging Slugging matches marked practically round. In the seventh, after a tierce exchange of punches, Lawrence slipped slipped on a wet spot in the ring rested until the nine count. Goldie had been rushing the fight, landing '' several tremendous wallops. In eighth, Gunn had the champion covering up under a shower of but in the ninth Lawrence turned Gunn and dazod him with his Gunn hunted a clinch and buns for dear life. The final round gtre and take affair and neither ·coring, an advantage. The second., ·eventh and eighth roinuls were plainly Gunn's; tho first and final were ·ad the balance were Lawrenco s. pushed a by a , | 1 to the of

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  1. The Charleston Daily Mail,
  2. 17 Nov 1920, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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