15 July (116lbs) Kid Williams w co 16 (20) Charles Ledoux, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
15 July (116lbs) Kid Williams w co 16 (20) Charles Ledoux, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. With Ledoux still smarting over his defeat at the hands of Eddie Campi less than three weeks earlier, he was called up as a substitute for Johnny Coulon, who had been due to defend the American 116lbs title claim against Williams. A few days prior to the contest, Tom McCarey, the promoter, announced that he had put up a belt for the winner who would be asked to defend it over 20 rounds every six months, with a ringside weight of 116lbs adhered to. Although Coulon had withdrawn from the Williams’ fight claiming illness, McCarey had become impatient with his financial demands and decided to take another route, with Campi lined up us the first challenger for the winner. Characterised by fierce milling, Williams was ahead after eight rounds, but thereafter Ledoux came back into it with wild, swinging blows to the body. Dropped by a left to the jaw followed by a right to the body, Ledoux took the count on one knee in the 16th claiming a foul, which was overlooked by the referee who felt that the Frenchman wanted to quit.