1903-11-20 (133lbs) Jimmy Britt w pts 25 Martin Canole, Mission Street Arena, Colma, San Francisco, California, USA

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1903-11-20 (133lbs) Jimmy Britt w pts 25 Martin Canole, Mission Street Arena, Colma, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jack Welch. Billed for the ‘white’ 133lbs lightweight title, Canole matched Britt in skill all the way up until the 20th round before being set upon by a man determined not to have to go the distance for the fourth successive occasion. Despite being badly punished from thereon and put down in the 23rd, Canole got up at ‘three’ and gamely carried on to last the distance in what had become an uphill battle for him.