1900-04-17 (142lbs) Matty Matthews w co 19 (20) Mysterious Billy Smith, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1900-04-17 (142lbs) Matty Matthews w co 19 (20) Mysterious Billy Smith, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Billed for the 142lbs ‘popular’ welter championship, Matthews took over the title as he outpointed and outgeneralled Smith from start to finish. The end came after Smith had wrestled Matthews to the floor, only to be knocked out when the latter got up to land three heavy rights to his head that sent him crashing.