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Saturday, June 22, 2013

1915-06-22 Jack Britton W-PTS12 Mike Glover [Atlas Athletic Association, Boston, MA, USA]

1915-06-23 Boston Journal (Boston, MA) (page 10)
Jack Britton Gets Decision Over Mike Glover on Points But Lacks His Old Steam
Mike Glover Not so Good a Boxer as Jack and Loses Decision After Fast Battle.
By Jack Malaney

Jack Britton proved himself a better boxer than Mike Glover in the third meeting between the pair, held last night at the Atlas A. A., and accordingly received the decision. It was a tough and fast battle. Throughout the 12 rounds there was action, and plenty of it, and the contest was satisfactory in every way. The work of the boxers was very fine, as was also the decision and refereeing of Patsy Haley. One of the biggest crowds of the season packed the Arena.

Britton did not show his former hard-hitting ability, but he made it clear to about everybody that was fair enough to realize it that he is a clever boxer and that he can beat South Boston Mike about any time he tries it. There was not a knockdown during the affair, neither was either man in bad shape or clanger at all; it was too swift a battle to allow of setting for hard-hitting.

Bout as if a Regular Thing

Calm and cool as Charley White ever thought of being, only about three times as active, Britton went through the bout as if it was a regular thing with him to meet and beat Glover. In the rounds in which Britton had the edge, and there were about five of them, Jack appeared to be very far ahead because of the undignified manner in which he outboxed Mike.

The greater number of Britton's punches were swiftly delivered taps and light hooks. From the fifth to the 10th sessions he put these kinds onto Mike's face with about the same ease that he would if he was putting stamps on instead of his gloves. All the while Glover was dodging and ducking trying to get away from, but he couldn't.

Blows Fail to Disturb Mike

Several times Britton cut loose with his blows, or it appeared that he did, and, though they landed on the right spots, they failed to even disturb Mike outwardly. On one occasion, in the eleventh, Jack hooked both hands hard, and almost at the same time, and, though they landed flush on Mike's jaws, they didn't have the necessary steam to do any damage.

Glover fought a much better battle than he did against Wells. He was not able to uppercut as he did in the tilt with the Englishman, for Britton moved around too quickly for him, but he made up for this with long, circling swings. He connected with Britton good and proper plenty of times, but the wallops rolled off as would water off a duck's back.

Jack Shows the One, Two, Three

Early in the bout, Britton showed what a fast left he had, for by the end of the opening round Mike's face was brilliantly lighted with unnatural color. Later the visitor gave a demonstration of his one, two, three punch, which was a left to the body, a right to the body and then a right to the head. His blocking and dodging was also a big part of the night's work.

The first four rounds were pretty nearly even, but in the fifth, Britton went ahead. All told there were about five rounds in which he was unquestionably the leader and in those he got far enough ahead to allow him to take it easy. In the last three innings Glover worked desperately to get a look in, but it would have taken a couple of knockdowns to put him on even footing with Dan Morgan's performer.

Although the weight was announced as 140 pounds, the men weighed in at 141 pounds at 4 o'clock and both were under weight.

Preliminaries Poor

The preliminaries did not turn out to be as good as they appeared on paper. The semi-final was a surprise, for Belgium Brown soundly thrashed Young Jasper. The North Ender was battered when and wherever the Belgium wanted and by the sixth round the bout was one-sided. Jasper was slower in thinking and acting than he has ever appeared before.

Frankie Hanlon of South Boston appeared in place of Johnny Murphy of the same district in the second six-rounder against Johnny Noonan, and Frankie got so much handed to him that his seconds acknowledged defeat in the third. Jack Mansfield of Lawrence won from John Emery in the opening contest.

Next week's program is as follows: Sam Langford v. Sam McVea, 12 rounds; Dave Powers v. George Alger, eight rounds; Howard McRae v. Young Stone of Providence, six rounds; Young Clancy v. Young Brusso of Attleboro, six rounds.

Besides the Gilbert Gallant-Jose Rivers bout booked for July 6, the club has arranged a contest between Charley White and Milburn Saylor of Indianapolis for July 13.

1915-06-23 The Boston Herald (Boston, MA) (page 8)
Chicago Boxer Earns Award Over South Boston Boy in 12 Rounds at Arena.
Jack Britton of Chicago defeated Mike Glover of South Boston in a 12-round bout at the Atlas A. A. last night. The decision rendered by Patsey Haley of New York was well received by the gathering, which was a Glover crowd from the start. Had Glover fought as well in the final round as he did in the two periods preceding, the South Boston fighter would have probably earned a draw. But Mike appeared tired and lost his chance.

For science and hard hitting the bout was one of the best furnished by welterweights in a Boston ring in a good many months.

In the third round Britton began to force the pace. Glover held him nip and tuck in the early part of each round and there were some sessions when the South Boston boxer showed a decided advantage. Britton, however, managed to pile up the points in a majority of the rounds.

Twice Glover came near dropping the visitor with right-hand smashes to the jaw. Each time Britton rocked on his heels, but always rallied.

The bout was remarkably clever. The fighters displayed a knowledge of the cleanest kind of boxing, neither showing a disposition to infringe on the rules.

At the half way distance both fighters plainly showed traces of the fast pace. Britton had already taken a slight lead having earned the points in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth. The third belonged to Glover and the opening round ended with honors close enough to be called even.

It was in the third round that Glover showed some masterly fighting. A series of straight jabs to Britton's nose and a right to the head shook the Chicago man to his pins. Glover played a nice tattoo throughout the round on Britton's face and body, the session closing with Britton apparently tired and eager to reach his corner.

Glover started the fourth round by landing a clean left that came close to rocking the Windy City battler and Britton appeared greatly refreshed and forced the pace for the greater part of the round. He could do little damage on account of the clever blocking by Glover. But Britton was entitled to the round for his fighting.

In the next round Britton got up in full swing and had the best of almost every exchange. Glover blocked well but the visitor managed to score best and piled up the points.

Glover's next best round was the eighth, when he caught Britton with a wild right swing that forced the latter to hold until the mist lifted. It was then that Britton showed his skill by evading the greater part of Glover's attacks. The round belonged to Glover and the crowd was in high spirits.

Both were tired and a trifle weak coming up for the ninth round. The pace was hard and the good condition of the men alone kept them going. In this round science was tossed to winds and one tried to outslug the other. In the fast exchange that ensued Britton clinched and both men rolled to the floor. They got up and squared away and banged out the round, which was another that could be called even.

Glover came back amazingly strong for the 10th and, to the surprise of everybody, outslugged and outgeneraled the Chicago man. The round belonged to Glover by a wide margin. The effort left him an almost open target for Britton in the final two rounds. Britton closed in one Glover in the 11th scored repeatedly with a stiff left that made the South Boston man miss many blows.

The final session was practically a repetition of the 11th, although Glover did better by a great deal than he did in the round previous.

The program throughout was a pleasing one, starting with Jack Mansfield defeating Johnny Emery in a well boxed six-round bout. Johnny Noonan defeated Frankie Hanlon in the second round of a bout scheduled for six rounds. Hanlon substituted for Johnny Murphy of South Boston.

Belgian Eddie Brown and Young Jasper fought one of the best eight-round semi-final bouts seen at the local club in a long time. Brown won, and won all the way, taking the lead in the opening round and holding his advantage right out to the closing session, which he finished by clouting Jasper as no other welterweight has ever been seen to before.

The program for next week was announced as bringing together in the feature bout Sam Langford and Sam McVea, the colored heavyweight fighters. Dave Powers and George Alger will meet in an eight-round bout. Young Stone of Providence will meet Howard McRae of Cambridge and Young Clancy will meet Young Brusso of Revere in six-round contests.

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