31 January (116/118lbs) Kid Williams w co 12 (20) Eddie Campi, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA

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31 January (116/118lbs) Kid Williams w co 12 (20) Eddie Campi, Vernon Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: Charles Eyton. Although Williams was the master inside, at distance it was Campi who enjoyed the advantage and the bout was fairly equal up to the 12th. However, after making a quick start in that session, Williams fired home a left to the solar plexus and it was all over. There was no doubt that Campi thought he had been fouled, but after an examination by the doctors the result stood. Both men made 116lbs.

Following his victory, Williams, who inherited Campi’s 118lbs title claim at the same time, was booked to fight Johnny Coulon in a unifying contest. Williams then risked his title claim twice at the Olympia AA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in six-round no-decision fights against Young Fred Diggins (nd-w pts 6 on 23 March) and Louisiana (nd-drew 6 on 6 April).