The New Willard

Word comes from Excelsior Springs, Mo., that Jess Willard, some time heavyweight champion of the world, is deep in the tortures of preparing his ancient frame for the battle with Floyd Johnson in the Polo Grounds, New York, five weeks hence. Miles and miles of roadwork over the Missouri hills are the feature of his training. After the fourth day he had outrun all of his ten companions. His weight has dwindled to 251 pounds—the slightest he has ever been since he took the championship from Jack...

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