1907-02-15 (105lbs) Kid Murphy drew 10 Young Fitzgerald, Milwaukee AC, Public Service Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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1907-02-15 (105lbs) [[Kid Murphy]] drew 10 [[Young Fitzgerald]], Milwaukee AC, Public Service Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Made at 105lbs, Murphy defended his American title claim against a man who had been beaten just two days earlier by [[Johnny Coulon]]. Despite being knocked down in the first round, Fitzgerald showed up better than against Coulon, being quicker and more aggressive against the skilful Murphy, before sharing the points in a tight contest. At this time Murphy was considered to be the American champion in the eyes of the Eastern States and it would not be until he met Coulon that the American championship was seen to be properly sorted.  
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1907-02-15 (105lbs) [[Kid Murphy]] drew 10 [[Young Fitzgerald]], Milwaukee AC, Public Service Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Made at 105lbs, Murphy defended his American title claim against a man who had been beaten just two days earlier by [[Johnny Coulon]]. Despite being knocked down in the first round, Fitzgerald showed up better than against Coulon, being quicker and more aggressive when taking on the skilful Murphy, before sharing the points in a tight contest. At this time Murphy was considered to be the American champion in the eyes of the Eastern States, and it would not be until he met Coulon that the American championship was seen to be properly sorted.  
  
 
Although he had been soundly beaten by Coulon, following the fight Fitzgerald was once again claiming the title.
 
Although he had been soundly beaten by Coulon, following the fight Fitzgerald was once again claiming the title.

Latest revision as of 14:31, 17 March 2013

1907-02-15 (105lbs) Kid Murphy drew 10 Young Fitzgerald, Milwaukee AC, Public Service Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Made at 105lbs, Murphy defended his American title claim against a man who had been beaten just two days earlier by Johnny Coulon. Despite being knocked down in the first round, Fitzgerald showed up better than against Coulon, being quicker and more aggressive when taking on the skilful Murphy, before sharing the points in a tight contest. At this time Murphy was considered to be the American champion in the eyes of the Eastern States, and it would not be until he met Coulon that the American championship was seen to be properly sorted.

Although he had been soundly beaten by Coulon, following the fight Fitzgerald was once again claiming the title.

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