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29 January (105lbs) [[Johnny Coulon]] w pts 10 [[Kid Murphy]], [[Weast Pavilion, Peoria, Illinois]], USA. In a return match, also billed for the world 105lbs title, Coulon had to battle all the way, badly weakening Murphy with body blows in the fourth round before driving on to a clear win. In the aftermath some reports claimed that American 105lbs title fights over ten rounds should be ignored as being legitimate championship matches because they were not being contested over an acceptable distance to judge ‘endurance’.
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1908-01-29 (105lbs) [[Johnny Coulon]] w pts 10 [[Kid Murphy]], Weast Pavilion, Peoria, Illinois, USA. In a return match, also billed for the world 105lbs title, Coulon had to battle all the way, badly weakening Murphy with body blows in the fourth round before driving on to a clear win.  
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In the aftermath some reports claimed that American 105lbs title fights over ten rounds should be ignored as being legitimate championship matches because they were not being contested over an acceptable distance to judge ‘endurance’.
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[[Category: 1908 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]

Revision as of 08:42, 18 February 2012

1908-01-29 (105lbs) Johnny Coulon w pts 10 Kid Murphy, Weast Pavilion, Peoria, Illinois, USA. In a return match, also billed for the world 105lbs title, Coulon had to battle all the way, badly weakening Murphy with body blows in the fourth round before driving on to a clear win.

In the aftermath some reports claimed that American 105lbs title fights over ten rounds should be ignored as being legitimate championship matches because they were not being contested over an acceptable distance to judge ‘endurance’.