1900-09-06 (116lbs) Harry Forbes drew 20 Casper Leon, Lake Contrary Casino, St Joseph, Missouri, USA

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1900-09-06 (116lbs) Harry Forbes drew 20 Casper Leon, Lake Contrary Casino, St Joseph, Missouri, USA. Billed for the American 116lbs title, the Racine Daily Journal reported that the contest was one of the prettiest ever seen in that vicinity. Both men fought hard, with Leon exhibiting much cleverness as well as being able to take plenty of punishment. It was give-and-take all the way.

Forbes’ title claim at the weight emanated from this one.