The Great White Hope - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Howard Sackler
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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

Cap'n Dan, Smitty, Pop Weaver, and Fred enter, commenting on newspaper articles about Jack and saying all the publicity he's getting is making it more possible than ever to promote the fight successfully. Pop suggests they try to convince him to retire instead, saying they'll still get the belt back, but Cap'n Dan says they can't let "a coon champ retire undefeated." Cap'n Dan talks about how bad he looks, having promised a fight and not being able to deliver. Fred tells him they should just go ahead and have it, talking about how their White Hope is in great shape but adding saying there's only one sure way they can win--wait long enough for Jack's legs to weaken. Cap'n Dan realizes that's a couple of years away, but Pop reminds him that making the agreement for the fight in the first place...

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