1906-01-08 (136lbs) Jabez White w pts 15 Bob Russell, Hill Street Horse Repository, Birmingham, England

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1906-01-08 (136lbs) [[Jabez White]] w pts 15 [[Bob Russell]], Hill Street Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the English 136lbs title, the fight went ahead despite White being five ounces over the weight and having to pay forfeit. The contest got underway with White doing the forcing, making the ribs his target, and although Russell was up against it he was always looking to land blows of his own as well as showing a smart defence. By the sixth White was ahead and in the seventh he twice ‘darbied’ Russell, who took his punishment unflinchingly. The final third saw Russell tiring and although he occasionally jolted White with warm left-handers the latter was well in control, pushing on to win a popular decision.  
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1906-01-08 (136lbs) [[Jabez White]] w pts 15 [[Bob Russell]], Hill Street Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the English 136lbs title, the fight went ahead despite White being five ounces over the weight and having to pay forfeit. The contest got underway with White doing the forcing, making the ribs his target, and although Russell was up against it he was always looking to land blows of his own as well as showing a smart defence. By the sixth White was ahead, and in the seventh he twice ‘darbied’ Russell who took his punishment unflinchingly. Clearly tiring in the final third, while Russell occasionally jolted White with warm left-handers the latter was well in control when pushing on to win a popular decision.  
  
White now claimed the English title at the weight and at the same time relinquished his claim to the 134lbs championship.  
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White, who was now claiming the English title at the weight, relinquished his claim to the 134lbs championship.  
  
 
On 15 February, White refused a fight with [[Joe Gans]], due to him upholding the 'Colour Bar', but issued challenges to [[Jimmy Britt]], [[Battling Nelson]] and [[Young Corbett]].  
 
On 15 February, White refused a fight with [[Joe Gans]], due to him upholding the 'Colour Bar', but issued challenges to [[Jimmy Britt]], [[Battling Nelson]] and [[Young Corbett]].  
  
Back home, White was himself challenged at 136lbs by [[Bill Wood]] (June) and [[Charlie Hickman]] (January 1907), but by then had moved on in weight.
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Back home, White was himself challenged at 136lbs by [[Bill Wood]] (June) and [[Charley Hickman]] (January 1907), but by then had moved on in weight.
  
 
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[[Category: 1906 Title Contests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 13:21, 14 April 2013

1906-01-08 (136lbs) Jabez White w pts 15 Bob Russell, Hill Street Horse Repository, Birmingham, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the English 136lbs title, the fight went ahead despite White being five ounces over the weight and having to pay forfeit. The contest got underway with White doing the forcing, making the ribs his target, and although Russell was up against it he was always looking to land blows of his own as well as showing a smart defence. By the sixth White was ahead, and in the seventh he twice ‘darbied’ Russell who took his punishment unflinchingly. Clearly tiring in the final third, while Russell occasionally jolted White with warm left-handers the latter was well in control when pushing on to win a popular decision.

White, who was now claiming the English title at the weight, relinquished his claim to the 134lbs championship.

On 15 February, White refused a fight with Joe Gans, due to him upholding the 'Colour Bar', but issued challenges to Jimmy Britt, Battling Nelson and Young Corbett.

Back home, White was himself challenged at 136lbs by Bill Wood (June) and Charley Hickman (January 1907), but by then had moved on in weight.

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