1912-04-22 (118lbs) Digger Stanley w pts 20 Charles Ledoux, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1912-04-22 (118lbs) Digger Stanley w pts 20 Charles Ledoux, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Recognised in Britain as being for the British, European and world 118lb titles, with Stanley (115½) slow to start before he knew it Ledoux (116½) had taken the opening five rounds with pressing tactics and good bodywork. However, from the sixth onwards the champion settled into his boxing routine, rapping out straight lefts and crossing with solid rights that shook Ledoux up, and in the tenth the latter’s right eye was almost swollen shut. Unfortunately for Stanley, after making a great effort to finish Ledoux off in the 13th and 14th he damaged his right hand in the process, having to fight single-handedly from the there on in. Boxing cleverly, Stanley disguised the injury for a while but in the 17th the game was up when he had to call on all his skills to keep Ledoux at bay. The Frenchman was now pounding into Stanley for all his worth in the remaining three sessions, but despite his aggression he could not put the latter out before tiring badly in the 20th and falling far short of the points required.