1900-01-15 (140lbs) Matty Matthews w co 7 (15) Jack Bennett, Robinson’s Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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1900-01-15 (140lbs) Matty Matthews w co 7 (15) Jack Bennett, Robinson’s Opera House, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Stated to have scaled 140lbs for this one by the Cincinnati Enquirer, although Matthews was the aggressor throughout it was Bennett who was ahead on points coming into the seventh round. Gaining in confidence proved to be Bennett’s undoing and on rushing in with a left swing he was caught by a straight right that saw him crash to the floor to be counted out.

On the result, Matthews extended his 138lbs American title claim to that of 140lbs.