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Henry Woods
Henry Woods
Accession Number2008-800-015
TitleHenry Woods
FacilityYakima Valley Museum
Full TextWOODS AT CRISIS OF FIGHT CAREER IN BOUT TONIGHT Yakima Negro Has Chance to Achieve Lasting Fame in Battle With Barney Ross FOR JUNIOR WELTER TITLE Seattle, April 9 - (UP) - Henry Woods who developed from a Yakima High school boy to one of the west's greatest fighters in the last five years, will meet the crisis of his career tonight, when he tangles with tough and clever Barney Ross, world lightweight and junior welterweight champion. Ross will be the favorite in the 12-round bout at the Municipal auditorium about 10 o'clock tonight. Woods' stock rose, however, when he displayed surprisingly polished technique in final workouts. Ross' junior welter title, only, will be at stake. Depend on Long Shots The young Negro's best chance, ring followers believed, is to avoid clinches, depending on long-shots. Ross is a master-boxer, but lacks a knockout punch. Woods can hit hard, when he gets the opportunity. Both fighters will weigh in at about 137 pounds, with Woods possibly a shade heavier. The Yakima youth has never been knocked out. He dropped two bouts on decisions. Ross, 25, has had considerable more experience and has held three world titles, welterweight, junior welterweight and lightweight. He dropped the welterweight crown to Jimmy McLarnin, Vancouver, B.C. No Broadcast Three thousand visitors were expected to give the auditorium a capacity crowd of 9000. Two thousand general admission seats will go on sale at 6:30 p.m., Promoter Nate Druxman announced. There will be no broadcast. Referee will be named by the state athletic commission about an hour before the fight. Sammy McLarnin, brother of Jimmy, will fight Red Gregory, Los Angeles middleweight, in the semi-final of tonight's card. Each weighed 157.
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