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1900-05-04 (142lbs) [[Matty Matthews]] drew 10 [[Kid Parker]], Athletic Club, Denver, Colorado, USA. Reported by the ''Rocky Mountain News'' to be a billed 142lbs title fight with both men inside 140lbs. See under Lightweight Division for a report of the fight.  
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1900-05-04 (142lbs) [[Matty Matthews]] drew 10 [[Kid Parker]], Athletic Club, Denver, Colorado, USA. Reported by the ''Rocky Mountain News'' to be a billed 142lbs welterweight title fight, Matthews had recently won the American 142lbs championship when beating [[Mysterious Billy Smith]] (w co 19 on 17 April at the Broadway AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York) and with both men inside the articled 140lbs his title claim at that weight was also up for grabs. In a short-distance fight, Parker proved to be a useful opponent for Matthews and even though he was dropped in the sixth round by a right swing to the jaw and a body shot he was soon back on his feet, shooting out jabs and punches, as if nothing had happened.
  
 
[[Category: 1900 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1900 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]

Revision as of 10:17, 14 March 2012

1900-05-04 (142lbs) Matty Matthews drew 10 Kid Parker, Athletic Club, Denver, Colorado, USA. Reported by the Rocky Mountain News to be a billed 142lbs welterweight title fight, Matthews had recently won the American 142lbs championship when beating Mysterious Billy Smith (w co 19 on 17 April at the Broadway AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York) and with both men inside the articled 140lbs his title claim at that weight was also up for grabs. In a short-distance fight, Parker proved to be a useful opponent for Matthews and even though he was dropped in the sixth round by a right swing to the jaw and a body shot he was soon back on his feet, shooting out jabs and punches, as if nothing had happened.