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Thursday, June 3, 2010

1917-01-16 Billy Miske ND10 Jack Dillon (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

1917-01-17 The Evening Telegram (New York, NY) (page 10)


Billy Miske, the St. Paul mauler, clearly established himself as king of the light heavyweight division by defeating Jack Dillon for the third time in a ten round bout at the Broadway Sporting Club last night. Incidentally Miske accomplished the unprecedented feat of trouncing two topnotchers within a period of four days, and proved himself to be one of the most remarkable ringmen of the day.

Miske's subjugation of the "Hoosier Bearcat" was the crowning achievement of his brilliant campaign in the metropolitan district since emerging from the West unheralded several weeks ago. Today the St. Paul boxer is one of the commanding figures of pugilism.

Many sceptics had figured Miske's unusual activity would prove his undoing, but he showed no ill effects from his gruelling battle with Charley Weinert, and carried the Indianapolis man through ten of the fastest rounds in his career.

Miske earned the honors principally on what he accomplished in the ninth round. He established such a lead in that session it became apparent only a knockout could win for the Bearcat. In the ninth Miske beat him from pillar to post and clearly demonstrated his superiority. The honors by rounds were won as follows.--Miske took the second, third, fifth, sixth, ninth and tenth. Dillon the first, fourth and eighth, and the seventh was even.

Miske encountered a better Dillon than he vanquished a few weeks ago in the same ring. The Indianapolis man weighed 172 pounds and looked as trim as on the night he conquered Frank Moran. Miske, on the other hand, was slightly overweight. He tipped the beam at 175 1/2 pounds, 2 1/2 more than he scaled when he boxed Weinert. This would indicate the Minnesota mauler did not do any strenuous training for the bout.

Disgraceful handling of the crowd both outside and inside the club, marred the bout. The demand for reservations far exceeded the supply, and many of those who did get past the ticket takers had to scramble for seats. Outside the dingy structure there was so much disorder the police had to wield their clubs. Many toclet hp;ders were barred from admission by hysterical special officers. It is high time the Boxing Commission adopted some regulations that will put a stop to rowdyism in handling crowds at fight clubs and put a curb on the bruisers who pose as policemen.

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