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March 15, 1920

Dempsey May Box Greb

New York, March 15,- Jack Dempsey is coming East in three weeks, according to Jim Mason, manager of Harry Greb. Mason insists that the champion and Greb are to fight a ten-round bout in Buffalo, May 31. Mason says that Greb will be a tartar like Willie Meehan on the hands of Dempsey.


Sept 2, 1920

Dempsey Satisfied With His Condition

Has Reached Climax of Training for Miske Bout - Challenger Takes It Easy.

Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept.- Jack Dempsey put in the hardest day's work today that he has done since he started training for his ten-round championship bout with Billy Miske here on Labor Day afternoon. Besides going through the routine of early morning road work and a couple rounds with the sandbag and pulleys, the champion boxed eight three-minute rounds with only a half-minute rest between. After it was all over he declared himself thoroughly satisfied.

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Dempsey tackled Bill Tate, Harry Greb and Marty Farrell this afternoon. He took them on in that order, boxing two rounds with Tate and three each with Greb and Farrell. The bout with Greb was a real one. It was the best work-out Dempsey has had. The Pittsburgher was in prime shape, and although he weighs only 165 pounds he gave the champion a real honust-to-goodness battle. Dempsey hasn't seen so many gloves in a long time as Greb showed him. Greb was all over him and kept forcing him around the ring throughout the session. Dempsey could do but little with the speedy light heavyweight, while Greb seemed to be able to hit Dempsey almost at will. Time and again Greb made the champion miss with his famous right and left hooks to the head and countered with heavy swings to the head and hooks to the body.

--Greb Lightning Fast--

Greb was a veritable whirlwind. Twenty-five pounds lighter than the champion and about four inches shorter, Harry made the champion step lively. He had to jump off the floor to hit Dempsey in the head when the latter was standing straight, but managed to do it and landed without leaving himself open to Jack's snappy hooks and short swings. One of the most notable things about Dempsey's boxing is the fact that he is not hitting as straight as he did in Toledo. This is not a particularly good sign. Why he should hook and swing his blows more is a mystery. He can hit straight when he wants to, and when he does his blows carry a wealth of power behind them, for the champion knows how to put his powerful shoulders behind his punches and how also to get the necessary asistance from his legs by rising to the ball of the rearward foot when the punch gets over. It may be that Dempsey does not care to hit straight from the shoulder, fearing to punish his partners too severly.



Sept 3, 1920

Greb Splits Dempsey's Tongue In Final Workout For Billy Miske

Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept. 2- With but one more day of hard work remaining in their training grind, Jack Dempsey and Billy Miske cast aside all restraint today and gave their sparring partners vicous maulings for six rounds. Speed was the watchword in both camps and after the workout Dempsey and the challenger declared they boxed at the top of their form.

Dempsey sparred three sessions with Harry Greb, Pittsburgh lightweight, and another trio with Marty Farrell, Pacific Coast middleweight. Miske felt the lack of capable sparring mates and he was compelled to set the pace himself. He stepped the first two rounds with George Wilson, a negro heavyweight, the second two with Jack Heinen.

Early in the third round Greb's head collided with Dempsey's mouth, cutting the champion's tongue so severly that he spat blood for the remainder of the round.



Sept 3, 1920

Big Battlers Work Out At Top Speed

Dempsey and Miske Give Sparring Partners Lots Of Action in Training Bouts

Benton Harbor, Mich., Sept.2- With only one more day of hard work remaining before Billy Miske and Jack Dempsey ease up in their training for the ten-round bout for the heavyweight championship of the world here on Monday afternoon, speed was the order of the day at both camps today. Champion and challenger alike cast aside all brakes and gave their sparring partners a merry whirl. Both boxers waded through six rounds of real action with the big ten-ounce "pillows", the training gloves.

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-Greb Swaps Blows With Champion-

It was Harry Greb who again today gave Dempsey his stiffest workout. The Pittsburgher was in fine fettle after the excellent showing he made against the champion yesterday. He was full of pep. With the call of time signalizing the beginning of activities, Greb promptly rushed Dempsey. The onslaught was so sudden that Jack was caught off his guard and it took a solid left hook into the body, plied with all the force at Greb's command, which is considerable, to jolt Dempsey into action. Then the fur began to fly.

It was a whirlwind three rounds that these two fighters staged for the edification of the biggest crowd that has yet shoe-horned its way into the grandstand at the baseball park in front of which the ring is built. There were fully 2,000 people present, and they were treated to as much action in those three rounds as is usually crowded into eight of a real bout.

The bout caused the crowd to burst into cheers and prolonged applasuse. In fact, during the intermission between the second and third rounds Ted Hayes, who acts as announcer at the Dempsey camp, was compelled to request the spectators to refrain from urging either of the men to greater efforts.

-Dempsey Slows Up a Bit-

These three rounds were followed by three more against Marty Farrell, another middleweight. Dempsey perceptibly eased up in his work against his second opponent.

Although Dempsey insists that his wind is perfect and that he is not troubled by shortness of breath while working out, to those who have studied him closely it appears as if his wind might be in better shape. He was puffing very hard after boxing Greb. Of course, it was an unusually fast workout, but it seemed to take him longer than it should to recover his wind even after so strenuous a session. By this is not meant that Dempsey is likely to suffer from shortness of wind in Monday's battle.



Sept 4, 1920

Choice Of Referee For Fight Delayed

-Four Round Workouts-

Both men limited their actual boxing to four rounds each today. And there were no firworks, not even when Harry Greb and Dempsey clashed, which usually is accompanied by old man speed stepping on the accelerator. It was the lightest kind of boxing, consisting cheifly of feinting and footwork.

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Harry Greb, looking as chipper as ever in his U.S. Navy Jersey and his black tights, climbed into the ring to take Dempsey over the jumps for two rounds of three minutes each.

Just as soon as they squared off it was apparent that there was to be none of the continuous slam-bang stuff which had accompanied their previous engagements. Greb did not rush the champion and they feinted and pranced about for a full minute before either made a real lead. Toward the close of the round they met near mid-ring and there was a sharp exchange of body punches. The second round was a little livelier, but it wasn't a cyclone, and the crowd was somewhat dissappointed. The fans had expected to see more of a real battling than had featured the jousts between these two.


Nov 30, 1920

Greb May Meet Dempsey

Fitzsimmons on Way to Sign Champion Bout

South Bend, Ind., Nov 29--Floyd Fitzsimmons of Benton Harbor, Mich., passed through South Bend today en route to New York, where he expects to sign Jack Dempsey for a ten-round fight with Harry Greb of Pittsburgh,Pa.

The trip, Fitzsimmons states, is being made in response to a call from Dempsey for him to come East.

Greb has been trying to get into the ring with Dempsey for several months, and he has been especially eager to meet the champion since beating Gunboat Smith in one round of a ten-round battle in this city about six weeks ago.

Fitzsimmons is reported to have promised Greb to do his best to sign the Dempsey match, providing Greb first defeats Eddie McGoorty, one of the best of the light-heavyweights.



Dec 1, 1920

Greb Made Boxing Instructor

Pittsburgh, Nov.30.-Harry Greb, Pittsburgh middleweight, has been signed as boxing instructor by the Pittsburgh Lyceum, it was announced here today. Greb will take up his new duties next week.


Dec 31, 1920

Greb Breaks With Manager; Goes To Engel

Pittsburgh, Dec. 30.- Harry Greb, the welterweight fighter, tonight announced that he had broken with his manager, James Mason, and would hereafter be under the management of George Engel of New York City. It is said the trouble between Greb and Mason began last summer, when Greb was beaten by Tom Gibbons at Forbes Field. The local battler also told friends he was not getting a large enough percentage of his purses to suit him.


Jan 21, 1921

Greb Beats Johnny Celmars at Dallas

Dallas, Tex., Jan 20.- Harry Greb of Pittsburgh got the newspaper decision over Johnny Celmars of Toledo, Ohio, in a ten-round bout here Thursday night. Greb's weight was announced as 161 pounds, Celmars 158. Celmars was badly marked at the end of the bout. Greb was not marked. There was no knockdown.


May 31, 1921

Dempsey Takes Rest To Give Boxing Aids Time To Bind Hurts

Atlantic City, N.J. May 30 - (exerpt from the full article about Jack Dempsey training for an upcoming fight)

Kid Norfolk and Harry Greb, it is reported, will come on next week. Norfolk is a mighty rough person around a training camp, and is just the kind of a subject Dempsey requires for the final sprint.

Greb, Pittsburgh light heavy, is a wonderfully clever boxer and a mighty stiff puncher. He has been harboring the thought that some day he will clash with Dempsey for the title. If Greb steps in to help train the champion he may revise his opinion of his ability to cope with the titleholder.


July 12, 1921

Carpentier Signs For October Bout

French Champion Agrees to Fight Any Light-Heavyweight Rickard May Select. FOUR POSSIBLE OPPONENTS: Gibbons, Greb, Martin and Wilson All Eligible-- Encounter in Jersey City or Garden Ring. Signing is Informal. Martin May Get Chance

George Carpentier, European lightheavyweight champion and idol of France, yesterday through his manager, francois Descamps, signed with Tex Rickard to meet any light-heavyweight in the world during the second week of October. The bout to be held either in jersey City arena or at Madison Square Garden.


July 19, 1921

Gibbons Signs To Meet Carpentier

Rickard to Stage Big Bout in October at Boyle's Thirty Acres or the Garden.


Sept 21, 1921

Greb Outboxes Joe Cox

Concedes 35-Pound Advantage, but Defeats Missourian Easily

Harry Greb, Pittsburgh boxer, gave Joe Cox, Missouri heavyweight, an advantage of thirty-five pounds and corresponding advantages in height and reach last night in their bout at the Palace of Joy Sporting Club, Coney Island, and then proceeded to hand the big Missourian an artistic lacing. Cox was not only beaten, but; to add to his sorrow, it developed after the battle that his end of the receipts had been attached under a court order. The bout, originally scheduled for twelve rounds, was cut to ten. This distance furnished ample opportunity for Greb to display his complete mastery over Cox.

Greb weighed four and one-half pounds in excess of the middleweight limit of 160. Cox's poundage was announced as 199 1/2. Despite this disparity the compactly built Pittsburgh boxer piled into his towering rival from the tap of the opening gong and did not cease his assault until the final bell had clanged its message, welcome to Cox. Greb punched his rival almost at will and in retaliation encountered practically nothing. Through the ten rounds the Pittsburgher, fast on his feet and with his hands , pumped more gloves at Cox than the Missourian thought had ever been manufactured.

Always Greb carried the attack, shifting his assault to Cox's mid-section or head as the opportunity presented. From the second round on Cox's nose bled from Greb's steady punching. but the Pittsburgh boxer lacked the power necessary for a finishing punch.

Cox's efforts at attack were confined almost exclusively to close quarters, and even there they were held to a minimum in effectiveness. At long range Cox was wild, the majority of his blows failing of their intended mark.


Dec 22, 1921

Greb Signs To Box Wilson In Garden

Title Battle Will Be Held In February--


Dec 24, 1921

Greb Scores Technical Knockout

Syracuse, N.Y.., Dec 23,--Harry Greb of Pittsburgh won a technical knock-out over "Whitey" Allen of New York when the latter was forced to quit in the sixth round of their bout here tonight. Greb punished Allen severly throughout the fight and the New York man's eyes were completely closed when he gave up.


Jan 3, 1922

Wilson Calls Off Bout

Middleweight Champion Not To Meet Greb in Garden Ring--

Boston,Jan,2,--Marty Killiiea, manager for Johnny Wilson, middleweight boxing champion, announced today that he was notifying Tex Rickard of New York that wilson would not take part in the proposed match with Harry Greb at New York next month. Killilea stated that Rickard made it a condition of paying Wilson the $35,000 purse which was held up after his bout with Bryan Downey at Jersey City, labor Day, that Wilson agree to meet Greb under Rickard's management. Because it was on this condition only that he could obtain the money, Killilea said Wilson felt no compunction about withdrawing from the match.


Jan 4, 1922

Wilson Is Barred By N.Y. Commision;

Manager Killelea Also Indefintely Suspended For Refusal to Box Greb

--Rickard Denies Charges Says Middleweight Champion Was Not Forced to Sign Articles --Killelea Asks "Square Deal"

Johnny Wilson of Boston, world's middleweight champion, and his manager, Martin Killelea, were indefinitly suspended yesterday at the meeting of the State Athletic Commision for alleged repudiation of a contract. The action was taken on complaint of Tex Rickard, madison Square Garden Promoter.


Jan 17, 1922

Wilson Suspended in Sixteen States

National Boxing Association Bars Middleweight Champion Until September.


Three States Outside the Organization Previously Had Ruled Against Titleholder

New Orleans,La., Jan 16.--Johnny Wilson, middleweight champion, was suspended until September, 1922, by the National Boxing Association at it's seond annual meeting here today.


March 8, 1922

Harry Greb, Pittsburgh light heavyweight, showing the muscles of the arm with which he hopes to dispose of Tom Gibbons in their clash at the Madison Square Garden, New York.


March 14, 1922

Bout Is Stirring From End To End

Both Greb and Gibbons Alert for Openings and Eager to Force Fighting.

St. Paul Boxer Weakens

Narrative of Battle by Rounds Shows Loser Struggling Gamely With Wearied Muscles

-Click here for a Round by Round description of the 1922 Tommy Gibbons-Harry Greb Fight


March 19, 1922

Sacrificed Skill For Punch, Says Brother; Lost Speed

Tom Gibbons, who built up a string of a score of knockouts in his quest of the heavyweight pugilistic championship only to be outpointed a few days ago by Harry Greb, the Pittsburgh rubberball, can not punch any harder than he ever could, and has been ruined as a superb boxer, temporarily at least. So says his brother, the famous Phantom Mike.


March 21, 1922

Dempsey Will Give Greb Chance to Win Heavyweight Crown

Up to Public

Chicago, March 20,-Jack Dempsey will fight Harry Greb if there is any demand for the match, he said here today when he stopped off between trains on his way to Los Angeles.

"It is possible that I might get a match with Harry Greb," he said, "and if I do and there is a call or a demand for it, I surely will take it."


April 12, 1922

Dempsey Will Box Greb After Tour

Manager Kearns Says They Will Meet Outdoors in Philadelphia in 8-Round Bout.

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"Dempsey will probably return home in time to take on Harry Greb in an eight-round, no-decision affair outdoors in Philadelphia. I am reliably told the public really wants the affair to be brought off, and we would like to see Harry make some money, even if he gets mussed up a bit in doing it, to convince him that the best middleweight isn't heavy enough for the big fellow in the game."


May 24, 1922

Rickard to Offer $150,000 For Greb-Carpentier Bout

The acclaim for a new American light-heavyweight champion had not died in the recesses of old Madison Square Garden last night before the first step was taken toward arranging a world's championship bout between Greb, the new American champion, and Georges Carpentier, holder of the world's title.




-Click here for a Round by Round description of the first Greb-Tunney Championship fight-



June 2, 1922


June 6, 1922

Rickard Repeats Bid to Carpentier; Sends Second Cablegram to French Boxer Offering Him $150,000 for Greb Match.

Alarmed at the absence of a response to his previous cablegram, Tex Rickard has dispatched another cable to Georges Carpentier in Europe, offering the world's light-heavyweight champion the sum of $150,000 to come to this country.


June 7, 1922

Must Fight Or Lose Championship Titles; Criticizes "Side-Stepping."

The New York state Athletic commision today served notice on Johnny Kilbane, featherweight boxing champion, and Johnny Wilson, middleweight champion, that unless they sign articles by June 20, agreeing to meet challengers for their titles, the championship claims of both will be declared forfeited, so far as the jurisdiction of the State commision is concerned.


June 11, 1922

Carpentier Cannot Come Here To Fight Greb This Summer

Tex Rickard yesterday recieved an answer to the two cablegrams he sent to Francois Descamps regarding a match between Georges Carpentier and Harry Greb, at Boyle's Thirty Acres, Jersey City, some time during the summer. Descamps's answer reads:

"Thanks for handsome offer, which arrived to late. Am already signed up with Nilles, in Paris, in September, and Beckett, London, October." Rickard had no comment to offer when he read the cablegram.


June 22, 1922

Wilson Has Chance To Save His Title

Although Johnny Wilson's worlds middleweight title, so far as the State is concerned, was automatically vacated by the Hub boxer at midnight on Tuesday because of his failure to sign articles to box Harry Greb in the time stipulated by the New York State Athletic Commision, efforts were continued yesterday to induce Wilson to enter the ring against the american light-heavyweight champion.


June 24, 1922

Wilson's Title Formally Vacated by Commision

The formality of making the world's middleweight boxing title open for competition was accomplished yesterday when the New York State Athletic Commision revoked the license of Johnny Wilson.


June 25, 1922

Greb a Contortionist, Says Defeated Rivall

Few boxers have dropped out of sight as quickly as Tom Gibbons, who was in line for matches with Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey until Harry Greb clawed his way to a decision over the man from St. Paul. Since that affair Gibbons has gone back to the bushes and he has resumed his knockout career.


July 4, 1922

Rain Interferes with Greb-Allen Fight

Bellaire, Ohio, July 3.- The twelve-round outdoor boxing bout between Harry Greb, Pittsburgh, and Whitey Allen, New York, was called off because of rain.


July 9, 1922

Greb Never Happier Than When Fighting

Harry Greb, the light-heavyweight champion, who will meet Tommy Loughran at the Phillies ball park tomorrow night, just naturally loves to fight. During the world war, while acting as a recruiting officer in a midwestern town, he was helping stage a boxing show for one of the war charities. When the heavyweight bout was due, there was no one on hand to meet a heavyweight named Anderson. Harry, recruiting in the bleachers, heard this and immediately started to peel off his coat.

"This man, Anderson, is too heavy for you," said the officials,"and..besides, he is in condition and youye are not. We'll just announce this as an exhibition. "Nothing like it." replied Harry. "We either put on a real fight or it's all off."

The bout was stopped in one of the early rounds - to save Anderson.


August, 1922

Some Timely Gossip of the Boxing Ring

Gene Tunney Can Get Return Bout with Greb by Beating Tommy Loughran


Light-weight Champion Going to Take His Mother and Sister to Europe

Tommy Loughran, the local light-heavy-weight, who gave Harry Greb such an interesting contest a few weeks ago, and which many of his friends and admirers think should have been credited to the downtown boxer as a victory, is to go up against the toughest test of his career when he meets Gene Tunney, the former light-heavy-weight champion on August 24.

In Greb, Loughran met a style of fighter who has bewildered the best men of his class in the country, proving a puzzle to the Minnesota wizard, Mike Gibbons, as well as to his heavier and stronger brother, Tom. Greb did not punch either of these men full of holes, to use a ring expression, but he did batter both of them around the platform till they thought the air was full of boxing gloves and he scored such a clean-cut victory over both of the Western fighters that the verdict of the sporting writers was unanimous.

Greb did the same thing to a lot of other big fellows, including the Chicago heavy-weight, Bill Brennan, who stood Jack Dempsey off for 12 rounds, and he made a punching-bag of that tough colored fellow, Kid Norfolk, who was being touted as the coming negro champion. But Greb spilled the beans for him, and Norfolk's stock has since taken a tremendous drop.

Greb has no style or system of boxing. He just fights something on the old-time Donnybrook Falt idea of hitting a head wherever you see it. But Harry does not stop at hitting a head, he hits on the shoulders, the arms, the body--anywhere he can land one of his fists. And the aggravating part of it is that he keeps on hitting, never seeming to tire from bell to bell. And he has been fighting with that system for quite a long time now.

Loughran, a comparative novice, was stacked up against this windmill and was there fighting just as hard as Greb when the final bell rang. It certainly was a fine showing for a youngster, even if he did not get credited with a victory by all who witnessed the contest. It certainly was a great experience for the Philadelphia lad and ought to benefit him greatly.

Much to Fight For

In meeting Tunney, Loughran will be facing a far different sort of fighter. It is true that Greb beat the former light heavy-weight champion, but that will not be the right angle from which to consider the Loughran-Tunney bout.

Greb bewildered Tunney just as he did both the Gibbons brothers, Brennan and Kid Norfolk. But Tunney must not be considered too lightly. He is a tall powerful young fellow who can hit hard with either hand. He has a long reach and, like Loughran, is one of the comers in the boxing game.

The losing of his title of light heavy-weight champion was a sharp blow to Gene and he is a hard working boxer who has been working strenuously ever since his defeat by Greb to get himself in shape for a return contest.

Loughran may find him just as easy to get as Greb, but if the Philadelphian leaves any openings Tunney will be apt to remind him of it by driving in some hard punches and that he can punch hard was evident in his contest with Whitey Wenzel, the Pittsburgh boxer, a veteran of many contests, who found Tunney's punches too hard for even his tough head.

When Tunney and Loughran meet there will not be so much 'up in the air' fighting as there was between Greb and the Philadelphian. But there is likely to be considerably more hard hitting. By beating Tunney Loughran would earn a chance for a return match with Greb in New York, where they could fight 15 rounds to a decision and where a victory over the Pittsburgher would bring with it the light heavy-weight title.

That is worth working for, as there is lots of money in being a champion these days when boxing has grown so popular with the American public as was made evident in the recent Jersey City scrap. Should Tunney win decisively over Loughran it would give him the opportunity to force Greb into a return match, when the New Yorker might be able to win back the crown which Greb robbed him of.

It is safe to say that two young fighters have not in years had so big an incentive to do the level best as have Loughran and Tunney.

Note: Bill Brennan was born in County Mayo, Ireland. He was shot and killed by street thugs in 1924 in New York City.

- The End -

Supplied by John J. Dempsey


August 30, 1922

Greb To Retire After Bout With Carpentier

Harry Greb, the "windmill"prize fighter, has lately burst forth into print with a story to the effect that he is going to give over his ring work as soon as he has a chance at Georges Carpentier.


Nov 21, 1922

George Engle Done As Manager Of Greb; To Open Court Action

New York, Nov. 20.- George Engel here today confirmed Pittsburgh reports that he is "out" as manager of Harry Greb. The American light heavyweight champion made the announcement yesterday. Boxing circles here-abouts had anticipated it for some weeks.

According to Greb, Engle's contract expires Nov. 27, but Engle said the date was Dec. 31, and threatened to go to court if necessary to force Greb to go through with six matches in the west for which he said he had signed him and two in the east. The Tom Gibbons-Greb return match, which was to have been followed with a Gene Tunney-Greb battle, are the last named pair.


Nov 25, 1922

Greb Seeking Title Battle

While boxing fans were still doing alot of guessing today as to where Jack Dempsey and Harry Wills are eventually to have their battle, Harry Greb, the Pittsburgh flash, came to town with patches over two soar eyes, but full of fight.


Nov 29, 1922

Greb Is Permitted To Postpone Bouts

State Commison Grants Concession Because of Illness of Boxer's Wife.

Defers Tunney Match - Board decides That Light-heavyweight Need Not Defend Title on Dec. 29 as Scheduled

Harry Greb, Pittsburgh boxer, who holds the American light-heavyweight championship, will not defend his crown against Gene Tunney of Greenswich Village, former holder of the title, in Madison Square on the night of Dec.29. The state Athletic Commision, according to Chairman William Muldoon, has instructed the Garden authorities that Greb will be unable to participate in this or any other scheduled bout before the end of the year, because of the illness of his wife.

The Tunney-Greb contest has not been ordered abandoned, Muldoon explained. It has simply been defered because the commision is eager to give Greb every opportunity to attain his best physical condition before entering the ring in defense of his title. Muldoon said it would be impossible for Greb, with the worry and strain of his wife's illness, to train properly to fit himself for such an important bout and he has, accordingly, instructed the Garden officials to grant Greb the benefit of a delay.


Dec 3, 1922

Harry Greb's Eyes Under Treatment

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Pittsburgh, PA. Dec 2,-- Harry Greb American light-heavyweight boxing champion was undergoing treatment in a local hospital today. The monarch's eyes, injured in a recent bout with Bob Roper were infected with a cold. His physician said there was no immediate danger of the sight being impaired.


Dec 19, 1922

Decision Depends On Doctor's Examination Of His Eye

Whether Harry Greb will be able to keep his contract to meet Jimmy Delaney here January 8 will be known today. This afternoon the doctors treating his ailing lamp will render a verdict as to wether the light-heavyweight champion can take to the ring again and on their decision rests the battle. His eye was cut in his recent fight with Bob Roper.

Greb's cancellation of several bouts recently caused the Drover's Athletic club to become anxious as the date set for this encounter drew nearer until an ultimatum was sent Greb saturday demanding a cash forfeit to guarentee his appearance.

Greb and his manager have split, but the champion has agreed to fill all engagements made by Engle before starting out on his own hook.

Should the doctors verdict be unfavorable the Drover's club at once will line up some other card "at equal quality".

It was said telegrams already have been prepared to be sent to Tommy Gibbons and Bill Brennan. Gibbons recently licked Billy Miske and now has been promised a match with Jack Dempsey if he is able to take the measure of Brennan.