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Monday, May 24, 2010

1889-02-26 Joe Choynski W-KO14 Frank Glover (San Francisco, CA, USA)

1889-02-27 Daily Alta California (San Francisco, CA) (page 8)

Joe Choyinski Defeats Frank Glover in Fourteen Rounds.
A Game Fight Made by the Chicago Stock-Yards Man, But the Candy-Puller's Reach Was Too Long.
The rooms of the California Athletic Club were packed last evening to witness the glove contest to a finish between Joe Choyinski of San Francisco and Frank Glover of Chicago, for a purse of$1250--$1000 to the winner and $250 to the loser. The men have been in active training for the past eight weeks, Glover at Berkeley and Choyinski at Joe Dieves' on the San Leandro road. The men weighed in last evening, Glover weighing 170 pounds and Choyinski 163 pounds. Prior to the event of the evening there was a ten-round contest between Sam Fitzpatrick (the Australian Comet) and Tom Ward, a late arrival from the north, who claims to have defeated Mike Brennan, the Port Costa Giant, in thirteen rounds. Fitzpatrick had the advantage throughout the ten rounds, but very little punishment was given. Billy Jordan, the referee, announced that it was impossible to decide this contest unless it was to a finish, as the gloves were too large, and he would, therefore, call the contest a draw as both men were good ones.

The next event was a three-round boxing bout between William Keneally of the Olympic Club and Ed Lynch of the San Francisco Club, and proved to be an exciting and interesting set-to, Keneally having the best of the first round, Lynch the second and the honors divided in the third.

After fifteen minutes' intermission, the event of the evening was announced, and Frank Glover made his appearance with his seconds, Billy Delaney and Jim Carr, and took the same corner that he occupied during his fight with Joe McAuliffe, but he lost it in the toss-up for corners. Joe Choyinski followed a few seconds later and was attended by Tom Meadows and Ed Greaney. Frank Crockett and J. Landringen acted as time-keepers for the men and Director Gibbs for the club. H. B. Cook acted as referee.

During the time the seconds were adjusting the gloves many bets were made on the result, Glover being the favorite. A pool of $800 to $400 was taken, Jack Hallinan, Ed Foster and others taking the short end. It was ten minutes to 10 when the men were ordered to shake hands and time was called.

Round one--Glover was the first to lead with his left, catching Joe lightly on the neck. Joe countered, but fell short, both men sparring cautiously until time was called.

Round two--Joe was the first to lead in this round, and got home on Glover's wind with his left. Glover now worked Joe into the corner and made an attempt to smash him, but the latter ducked cleverly. Glover then swung his right at Joe's neck, and again the latter ducked, getting back at Glover's face with both right and left.

Round three--Joe got in a stab with his left on Glover's face, and followed it up with a right-hander, knocking the latter down; Glover, upon arising, tried his rushing tactics, and got in several blows, but Joe was cool and stood him off.

Round four--The men used up the time with light sparring. Glover getting in a good one on Joe's nose toward the close of the round.

Round five--Glover opened this round by tapping Joe in the face, when the latter rushed Glover to the ring side, punishing him in the face with both right and left; the men clinched on the ropes, and both fell to the floor. When they got up Joe again rushed at him and forced him into his (Glover's) corner, but he ducked and got out. Glover was groggy, but Joe was afraid to press matters until he had stabbed him several times with his left. He followed this up by rushing him into his corner again, and would have ended matters there, but the gong rang, and this is all that saved Glover from defeat in the round.

Rounds six and seven--Both men rested after the lively bout in the fifth round, and but little hitting was done.

Round eight--Joe let Glover do the fighting in this round, and took the blows with an indifferent air.

Rounds nine and ten--Joe came up full of confidence in these rounds, punishing Glover in the mouth and eyes with repeated stabs of the Jackson stripe, and forcing him to the ropes, holding him there and giving it to him with both right and left full in the face, Glover going to his corner bleeding freely.

Round eleven--Glover seemed to be stronger in this round than in any during the contest. He got in three repeaters in succession on Joe's neck, and followed it up by one in the wind. It looked now as if Joe was exhausted and the turning point in Glover's favor had arrived.

Round twelve--Glover got home with his right on Joe's ear, and made a swing with his left for Joe's neck, but the latter ducked and Glover went bang against the ropes. Both men showed signs of weakness, and Glover, while retreating, ducked his head, but Joe failed to get in an upper cut that was open to him.

Round thirteen--Glover got in a swinging right on Joe's neck and smiled with satisfaction; but what a smile! It even made Joe smile to see such a face as Glover presented. The round closed with both men sparring lightly.

Round fourteen--Glover reached for Joe's neck on the opening of this round, but fell short. Joe again tried the stabbing, and Glover, in stepping back to avoid the punishment, slipped to the floor, striking his head. When he got up he was groggy and Joe forced matters, beating Glover to the floor. Glover, however, was game and got up. Joe went for him again, and both men went to the floor, where Glover clasped Joe and tried to hold him there. Joe wriggled away and Glover followed suit. Joe now rushed Glover and both men fought desperately, Glover going down four times in succession. Upon getting up for the fifth time Joe sent in a right-hander that caught Glover square in the face, knocking him through the ropes, his head striking the iron railing which is about two feet from the ropes, where he remained in an unconscious condition and finally had to be carried to his dressing room.

The annual election of officers resulted in the choice of the following: President, L. R. Fulda; Vice-President, R. B. Mitchell; Secretary, Frank Vernon; Treasurer, J. D. Gibbs; Directors--J. F. Dally, W. R. Vice, Edward Fay, John Ferguson, F. McLaughlin, George Roes, George L. Fish.

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