1902-10-21 Jack Johnson w rtd 12 (20) Frank Childs, Hazzard’s Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
1902-10-21 Jack Johnson w rtd 12 (20) Frank Childs, Hazzard’s Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: John Brink. Billed for the ‘black’ title, Johnson took over Childs’ claim after the latter’s corner threw in the towel, arguing that their man was suffering badly from a dislocated right elbow. Up to that point Childs had backed off from the advancing Johnson round after round, the general feeling being that he was looking for the room to let go with a big swing that would put the latter down and out. When it came to the 11th Childs was spitting blood and looking out of one eye, testament to Johnson’s punches, and in the 12th his corner had seen enough and pulled their man out.
Later on, after two physicians examined Childs’ right arm and decided that there was nothing wrong with it, the Century Athletic Club stated that unless the loser could bring proof of an injury then some of the gate receipts due to him would go to charity.