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1908-04-18 Tommy Burns w co 5 (10) Jewey Smith, Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris, France - WORLD. Dr Phelin Roux. A world title defence for Burns maybe, but this was really scraping the barrel as Smith was little more than a novice fighting only his third traced pro fight. What is more, the Englishman received just £25 plus expenses for two. Although Smith started reasonably well, sending in some lusty hits to the body, he was soon being taken apart by Burns, who had him down with a left to the head in the third. Knocked down twice in the fourth, Smith rallied gamely in the fifth, but had no answer to the agile champion before being put down and out following a terrific right to the jaw.
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1908-04-18 [[Tommy Burns]] w co 5 (10) [[Jewey Smith]], Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris, France - WORLD. Dr Phelin Roux. A world title defence for Burns maybe, but this was really scraping the barrel as Smith was little more than a novice fighting only his third traced pro fight. What is more, the Englishman received just £25 plus expenses for two. Although Smith started reasonably well, sending in some lusty hits to the body, he was soon being taken apart by Burns, who had him down with a left to the head in the third. Knocked down twice in the fourth, Smith rallied gamely in the fifth, but had no answer to the agile champion before being put down and out following a terrific right to the jaw.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:30, 8 March 2012

1908-04-18 Tommy Burns w co 5 (10) Jewey Smith, Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris, France - WORLD. Dr Phelin Roux. A world title defence for Burns maybe, but this was really scraping the barrel as Smith was little more than a novice fighting only his third traced pro fight. What is more, the Englishman received just £25 plus expenses for two. Although Smith started reasonably well, sending in some lusty hits to the body, he was soon being taken apart by Burns, who had him down with a left to the head in the third. Knocked down twice in the fourth, Smith rallied gamely in the fifth, but had no answer to the agile champion before being put down and out following a terrific right to the jaw.