1916-03-17 (158lbs) Mike Gibbons nd-w pts 10 Jeff Smith, The Auditorium, St Paul, Minnesota, USA

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1916-03-17 (158lbs) Mike Gibbons nd-w pts 10 Jeff Smith, The Auditorium, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. Defending his 158lbs title claim, Gibbons (156½) quickly took control, making Smith (156¾) look like a novice when jabbing and hooking him at will at times. While Smith was always dangerous with right swings, Gibbons never gave him the opportunity to get set, his speed being simply electric as he zipped in lefts and rights through the former Australian world champion’s defences.

Although not seriously seen as a risk to Gibbons’ (152½) claim, Ted Kid Lewis (143), who lost the ten-round press decision in their Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York meeting on 18 May 1916, would surely have made a claim had he won inside the distance.