1903-04-13 (105lbs) Matt Precious w pts 15 Ernie Godwin, Warwickshire Horse Repository, Birmingham, England

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1903-04-13 (105lbs) [[Matt Precious]] w pts 15 [[Ernie Godwin]], Warwickshire Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: George Dunning. Although billed as an English 105lbs title fight, Godwin insisted that it was the 110lbs world championship that was on offer at £100-a-side. However, that did not bother Precious, who merely stepped down to a more comfortable weight. Both made a slow start but in the third round Precious took advantage of a defensive lapse to drop Godwin with a right to the head. It remained fairly even up until the tenth when Precious began to work the body. Continuing with this tactic, while occasionally going to the head, Precious often had Godwin in some distress, although the latter gamely made it through to the final bell.
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1903-04-13 (105lbs) [[Matt Precious]] w pts 15 [[Ernie Godwin]], Warwickshire Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: George Dunning. Regardless of being billed as an English 105lbs title fight, Godwin insisted that it was the 110lbs world championship that was on offer at £100-a-side. However, that did not bother Precious, who merely stepped down to a more comfortable weight. Both made a slow start but in the third round Precious took advantage of a defensive lapse to drop Godwin with a right to the head. It remained fairly even up until the tenth when Precious began to work the body. Continuing with this tactic, while occasionally going to the head, despite Precious often having Godwin in distress the latter gamely made it through to the final bell.
  
 
[[Category: 1903 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1903 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 16:15, 16 March 2013

1903-04-13 (105lbs) Matt Precious w pts 15 Ernie Godwin, Warwickshire Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: George Dunning. Regardless of being billed as an English 105lbs title fight, Godwin insisted that it was the 110lbs world championship that was on offer at £100-a-side. However, that did not bother Precious, who merely stepped down to a more comfortable weight. Both made a slow start but in the third round Precious took advantage of a defensive lapse to drop Godwin with a right to the head. It remained fairly even up until the tenth when Precious began to work the body. Continuing with this tactic, while occasionally going to the head, despite Precious often having Godwin in distress the latter gamely made it through to the final bell.

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