1915-04-28 (158lbs) Jimmy Clabby nd-l pts 10 George Chip, The Armory, Marinette, Wisconsin, USA

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1915-04-28 (158lbs) Jimmy Clabby nd-l pts 10 George Chip, The Armory, Marinette, Wisconsin, USA. The Marinette Eagle Star reported that Clabby was defending his 158lbs title claim in this one. Clabby started well with his clever boxing at the forefront, but after a few even rounds the last four went to Chip who proved to be a master at close quarters. Although Clabby’s excellent footwork and general movement made Chip look like a prelim boy at times he could not sustain his energy levels for the full ten rounds, having to protect his chin in the last few sessions as the latter went all out for a knockout.

On the ‘black’ title front, Eddie Palmer beat Willie Langford (w co 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana on 1 May) in a billed championship bout before going on to defend against Christy Williams (w pts 20 in Memphis, Tennessee on 1 July), Young Kid McCoy (w co 4 in New Orleans on 31 December and w co 6 in Dallas, Texas on 21 January 1916) and Gorilla Jones (w co 8 in McElroy, Louisiana on 1 April 1916). Palmer eventually lost his title claim when twice outpointed over 15 rounds by the Jamaica Kid at The Auditorium, New Orleans on 12 May and 19 May 1916, respectively. Although the Kid continued to call himself the ‘black’ champion for sometime he was soon up among the light heavies.