1907-01-18 (122lbs) Abe Attell w rtd 8 (20) Harry Baker, Pacific AC, Los Angeles, California, USA

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1907-01-18 (122lbs) Abe Attell w rtd 8 (20) Harry Baker, Pacific AC, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: James J. Jeffries. Billed for the American (world) 122lbs title, although Baker (122) did reasonably well by the sixth round it was apparent that Attell (121¾) was the stronger of the pair and in the seventh the former was knocked down several times, being flat out on the canvas when the session ended. Getting the weakened Baker out for the eighth proved pointless and after a few seconds he was knocked down again, whereupon the sponge was thrown in. In England, with Owen Moran looking for bigger fish to fry and Cockney Cohen continuing to claim the English 122lbs title, he was joined by Darkey Haley (who announced on 22 February 1907 that he too was claiming the English 122lbs title). Another man to challenge all England at 122lbs was Bob Kendrick (who outpointed Haley over 20 two-minute rounds at Wonderland, Mile End, London on 30 March 1908), but like Cohen and Haley before him he too was unable to establish a real claim.

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