James J. Jeffries

Jeffries wastes no time, but gets right down to work, skipping rope, throwing the medicine ball, using the chest weights and doing a minute or two of shadow boxing. As a finish he sparred three short rounds with Berger.
"Will you fight Johnson?"
The ovation accorded Jeffries on Monday night lasted a full two minutes. There was a second ovation at the close of the act, ending with a huge bunch of flowers and three cheers for "the Champion" from the upper half of the house.
Variety 14:1 (04/13/1909)