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1897-08-26 (145lbs) [[Joe Walcott]] w co 18 (20) [[George Green]], Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jack Welch. Although no weights were given, the ''Police Gazette'' reported this as ‘practically’ a championship affair, while the ''San Francisco Chronicle'' claimed that the contest was being treated with all the consideration due to a title fight and labelled it as a battle for welter honours. Green shipped a tremendous amount of punishment, being down three times in the sixth, three times in the tenth and once in the 18th before being knocked out from a series of heavy jolts to the jaw.  
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1897-08-26 (145lbs) [[Joe Walcott]] w co 18 (20) [[George Green]], Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jack Welch. Although no weights were given, the ''Police Gazette'' reported this as ‘practically’ a championship affair, while the ''San Francisco Chronicle'' claimed that the contest was being treated with all the consideration due to a title fight, labelling it as a battle for welter honours. Green shipped a tremendous amount of punishment, being down three times in the sixth, three times in the tenth, and once in the 18th before being knocked out from a series of heavy jolts to the jaw.  
  
 
By his victory, Walcott took over Green’s 145lbs title claim.
 
By his victory, Walcott took over Green’s 145lbs title claim.

Latest revision as of 13:01, 26 May 2013

1897-08-26 (145lbs) Joe Walcott w co 18 (20) George Green, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jack Welch. Although no weights were given, the Police Gazette reported this as ‘practically’ a championship affair, while the San Francisco Chronicle claimed that the contest was being treated with all the consideration due to a title fight, labelling it as a battle for welter honours. Green shipped a tremendous amount of punishment, being down three times in the sixth, three times in the tenth, and once in the 18th before being knocked out from a series of heavy jolts to the jaw.

By his victory, Walcott took over Green’s 145lbs title claim.