1901-03-16 Frank Childs w co 17 (20) George Byers, The Arena, Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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1901-03-16 Frank Childs w co 17 (20) George Byers, The Arena, Whittington Park, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. Referee: Bat Masterson. Looking to relieve Byers of his ‘black’ title honours while defending his own claim in this one, Childs had it all his own way, scoring three knockdowns before applying the finishing blow. Although much the cleverer, Byers, who was giving away both height and weight, was unable to hurt Childs.

Fighting in Chicago, Illinois six rounders in 1902, Childs risked all against Walter Johnson (w pts 6 at the Athletic Association Gym on 18 January), Denver Ed Martin (l pts 6 at the American AC on 24 February) and Joe Walcott (w rsc 3 at the Apollo Hall on 9 October). Following the Martin bout, the latter was also claiming the ‘black’ title on being given the verdict, but as it was contested over a short distance it carried little weight.