1907-11-18 (146lbs) Curley Watson w pts 15 Andrew Jeptha, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1907-11-18 (146lbs) Curley Watson w pts 15 Andrew Jeptha, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Made at 146lbs, Watson (144), who was looking to regain his Imperial British Empire title claim, was the first to make some headway when using the left heavily before Jeptha (144½) started to cross his right over the top. With both men inclined to clinch the referee had his hands full, while Watson was forced to use the ring to avoid the body blows. In the sixth Watson added considerably to his score, and in the seventh he also had the best of the exchanges, but failed to take advantage of openings, as did Jeptha. Although the tenth saw Jeptha almost getting even when the two men came together, from there on in Watson, using clever headwork to avoid punishment, went on to secure the required points.

Watson was soon fighting at 148lbs.