Reports of last week to the contrary, despatches from Excelsior Springs, Mo., indicate that Jess Willard has broken under the strain of training for his fight with Floyd
Johnson. " Three years of inactivity have made Willard a lumbering old man. He cannot reduce without road work and his legs will not sustain protracted running."
Jess has some weeks ahead in which to solve the problem. If he fails to fit his ancient frame for a respectable showing, Luis Angel Firpo has been signed to substitute at short notice.
Eugene Criqui, French featherweight and champion...