It is enough to have a zinc or galvanized tray on which the glass can stand in an inverted position. Pugilists with „glass“ jaws are as common as baseball pitchers with „glass arms.“ The whole secret of the glass pine fighter is that he was born with a weak jaw. While many fighters can endure a lot of trampling on the vulnerable spot, others will come out of the slightest glass. A number of boxers in the ring would probably have been world champions today if it hadn`t been for that fact. Some fighters can endure unlimited punishment in the stomach, which is considered the most tender part of a boxer`s anatomy. Joe Grim of Philadelphia is not prone to blows to the jaw or stomach. He took a lot of hits in these places without any negative effect. But he is also only human and can be knocked out. His weakest point, in all likelihood, is on the neck, and if he is whipped decisively, it will be a blow to the neck or temple.
It is usually the very nervous fighter who has the weakest jaw. He always has a thin face. At the same time, he is perhaps the most skilled boxer in this profession. There are no more scientific pugilists in the country than Joe Choynski; but the Californian has a weak jaw. It can endure a lot of exhausting on the body. But when a rival manages to reach his face, Choynski becomes dazed and can be easily euthanized. When Choynski met Joe Walcott on Broadway A.C. a few years ago, he got along well until Walcott gave him a slight slap in the face. The blow made Choynski dizzy and Walcott had no trouble defeating him. Kid McCoy is another fighter who has a glass pin. A single hit at this location paves the way for a final blow.
McCoy realizes this and keeps his watch. It also has a weak stomach, but prefers to have a few bumps there than one, no matter how bright, on the jaw. Jim Corbett can`t stand hitting his jaw much. Jim Jeffries captured Corbett when they met at Coney Island with a left hook on his jaw. For twenty rounds, the champion tried to get such a punch, and Corbett knew it, because when he left his chair to start the twenty-first lap, he turned to one of his seconds and said, „I wouldn`t mind Jeffries` body blows not bothering me, But he always grabs me by the chin, he will be with me all day. And I`ll be careful too, you can bet on it. But Jeffries did it too. „Wild Bill“ Hanrahan, who died in Chicago a few years ago, was one of the toughest thugs in the industry for his weight. Hanrahan had a Wallop who would have cut an ox. One of those smashes stunned Louisville`s Marvin Hart, who was considered invincible at the time.
But as soon as some of Hanrahan`s opponents landed on his jaw, Bill collapsed. Hanrahan made rings around Tommy West when they fought at Coney Island, but West rushed Hanrahan to the screen with the lightest taps. The young Griffo from Australia, a boxer as scientific as the ring has never known, has a weak jaw. The fact that Griffo was able to avoid being euthanized was due to his extraordinary skills. After his debauchery left Griffo`s state in a state of weakness, the intelligent antipode was easy prey for the man who could locate his chin. Joe Gans has a weak jaw, but none of his antagonists have yet managed to find this place with some degree of accuracy. Steve O`Donnell from Australia, who was a wonder in the ring about eight years ago, had a glass pin. In fact, this weakness was so obvious that his rivals were afraid to hit this organ very hard for fear of deadly consequences. Tommy White could have been the best featherweight in the world, without this vulnerability.
White met Ben Jordan in England and did well when Jordan suddenly slipped on a slight jolt to the chin and the Chicagoan bit into the dust. On the other hand, there are fighters who simply revel in being punched in the jaw. For example, Jim Jeffries, Bob Fitzsimmons, Terry McGovern, Kid Broad, Young Corbett, Tom Sharkey, Kid Carter, „Mysterious“ Billy Smith, Jack O`Brien of Philadelphia, Gus Ruhlin, Tommy Ryan, Eddie Hanlon, Jimmy Britt, Aurelia Herrera, Joe Walcott, „Battling“ Nelson, Matty Matthews, Hughy McGovern, Frank Erne, Kid Lavigne, Dave Sullivan, George Dixon, Spike Sullivan and Jimmy Handler of Newark. These fighters all have hard jaws. They have square features. Fitzsimmons won most of his competitions by reaching out to his opponent. He knows that only a real kick on the spot will bring him down. It is a tempting bait.
When aiming at the jaw, a fighter often leaves an opening. The „glass“ scraper, if his weakness is not known, gives the impression that he has a weak heart. It is mitigated so quickly that a question arises about its playfulness. For this reason, honest battles are often confused with fakes. In an article entitled The Moral Glass Jaw, published in the Washington Times (Washington, D.C.) on Wednesday, January 28, 1914, Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle Sr. (1874-1948), an American millionaire with many interests, including boxing: – used glass pine – preceded by the adjective moral – allegorical; – gave a physiological explanation of the phenomenon: 1. Jones again showed his glass jaw and was knocked out for the third time in his last four fights. When Jim Braddock broke the former world champion`s jaw two years ago, it was almost impossible for him to succeed in the ring again.
A glass pine is as delicate as a piece of porcelain and the first blow usually rings down the curtain. Silivron pine may refer to: – (in boxing) an excessively fragile or shock-prone jaw; – (in the broad sense) the critical weakness of a person or institution, i.e. an Achilles heel. I was very impressed by its imposing appearance and timidly went to the doors, which were made of glass, and pulled the bell. Washington took him on a glass pin from the White Sox. Another factor that can contribute to a glass chin is a fighter`s cardiovascular form, or „legs.“ If the fighter is shaky and tired, he is more likely to be knocked out. Johnson is a smart boxer, no punches. Even the worst heavyweight ever seen in a ring.
„Mexican Pete“ Everett did 20 laps with him. Just like little George Gardner, the former light heavyweight champion, and old „Hank“ Griffin and „Denver Ed“ Martin with the glass pine. The first appearance of glass pine I found came from an article on American boxer John Arthur Johnson (1878-46), published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) of Monday, September 19, 1904 – the term must have already been in modern times, for the author neither put it in quotation marks nor felt the need to do so. 2. Overeem takes a straight cross from his glass pine and falls on the canvas. He shook a refrigerated Coke, then sprayed the soda into a glass of cold milk. The first use I found of glass pine figuratively as a vulnerable point is from the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) of Sunday, January 11, 1931: Beware of the moral glass pine.
A glass pine is the only insurmountable obstacle to a pugilist`s success. A man can be strong as a giant and fast as a cat. He can have perfect judgment and unparalleled ability, all the qualifications of a champion, but if he has a glass pin, he will be beaten by the weak and clumsy, and his name will be a joke among the tenth class. Thus, in the struggle of life, a man can be a scholar and a gentleman, an example of Christian esteem and philanthropy, and still have a moral Achilles` heel, a weakness of the flesh that he cannot overcome, which in the end, despite all his virtues, will lead him to ruin and destruction. […] […] In chin removal, it is the glass of the part of the brain known as the elongated medulla, which is communicated by the jaw and creates loss of consciousness. In all men, this spinal cord tissue is sensitive to shocks, but in most cases it is able to be predisposed by repeated blows, so that it is no longer affected by an ordinary concussion. If a man is supposed to have a glass pine, this fabric is either exceptionally sensitive by nature or unable to get used to withstanding the shock. […] […] […] If you have a moral glass pin, the blows of sin will come to you and lead you to the trash. If Stengel had a solid pitching roster, the Dodgers wouldn`t take as many wallops on their glass pine.