25["Scenes in London", The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 06 July 1910, page 10]

SCENES IN LONDON.

PROGRESS REPORTS IN THEATRES.

IMMENSE CROWD IN FLEET STREET.

London, July 5.

Crowds In Fleet-street at 9 o'clock last night watched the bulletins posted at the newspaper offices giving details of the progress of tho fight. A special force of police had difficulty in controlling the large and excited crowds. Partisans of the champions cheered every point in the fight.

Theatres and music-halls were packed, and details of each round were read out and cheered until closing time, when the audiences flocked into the streets and eagerly purchased special editions of the newspapers.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the suburbs and in tho provincial towns.

Tho newspapers are devoting columns to descriptions of the fight, but the failure of Jeffries generally diminished popular interest.

The "Daily News" writes that it is strange that strange that the most sacred day in the United States' civil calendar should be celebrated before the world by the most nakedly commercial prize-fight in the history of pugilism.