Barney Ross, champion of the lightweights and the junior welters, will defend his latter crown tonight at Miami, Fla., when he meets Frankie Klick, of San Francisco, who wants the 140-pound crown in a big way.
Barney and Klick have been training in the South for the last three weeks. Both are tuned to a fine edge and have been loafing for the last two days. It will be the second scrap between the two fighters since last year. In March of 1934 Barney received a draw decision with Klick in a ten-round match in San Francisco.
Barney has been suspended by the New York State Commission because of his refusal to fight either Lou Ambers or Sam Fuller. The suspended titleholder does not feel at all concerned about his championship standing. However, the moment Frankie steps into the ring he will automatically become suspended too. Such are the workings of the New York State Boxing Commission.
The two main attractions on the “card of champions” weighed about 137 pounds yesterday. The fight tonight is for ten rounds at the junior welterweight listing of 140 pounds.
Meanwhile, rumors along Cauliflower row are to the effect that the fight will be “quite a sight.”
Besides Ross and Klick, the heavyweight champion, Max Baer and brother Buddy are ready to take their turns on the card. The performing Baers were back from an exhibition in Tampaâ€”routine, except that Buddy required only seventy-five seconds to knock out his opponent.