1908-09-24 (105lbs) Johnny Coulon w rsc 4 (10) Terry Edwards, Badger AC, Schlitz Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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1908-09-24 (105lbs) Johnny Coulon w rsc 4 (10) Terry Edwards, Badger AC, Schlitz Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Referee: Doc Wallace. Billed as a defence of Coulon’s 105lbs title, Edwards started cleverly but was soon under pressure when forced to take left and right swings to head and body. In the fourth, Edwards was dropped for ‘eight’ before being smashed down again on rising, whereupon the referee stopped the fight.

Although Coulon defended his 105lbs title in two six-round no-decision fights against Young O’Leary (at the Renan AC, NYC, New York on 2 November 1908) and Mike Orrison (at the Athletic Club, Kansas City, Missouri on 1 January 1909), both of which he was considered by the press to have won, he would not make that weight again.

Due to Coulon fighting at 110lbs at this stage of his career, he really belongs in the new flyweight division.

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