1910-01-15 Johnny Coulon w pts 10 George Kitson, Royal AC, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
1910-01-15 Johnny Coulon w pts 10 George Kitson, Royal AC, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Wallace Woods. Although not billed for the title, it was contested at 112lbs and Coulon continued to claim the world crown at the weight. The fight itself saw Coulon win easily in what was a slow bout, after having Kitson at his mercy in the fifth and scoring knockdowns in the ninth and tenth. Back in Britain, James Easton drew over 20 rounds with Young George Dando at the Scottish National AC, Glasgow on 24 January. Billed for the British 98lbs title and presumably contested over two-minute rounds, with Easton scaling 97lbs to Dando’s 96lbs, the result proved nothing. Later that month, Young Joey Smith drew over 20 rounds with Young Johnny Cohen at Wonderland, Mile End, London, on 29 January. Billed for both the British and world 106lbs titles, the fact that it was contested over two-minute rounds disqualified it as a genuine championship bout. Then, on 11 February at The Dome, Brighton, Smith knocked out Harry Ray in the tenth of a 20 rounder at catchweights. Almost certainly articled for two-minute rounds, it was yet another fight for Smith that would not be taken too seriously and, on 1 May 1910, he relinquished his British title claim due to increasing weight problems.