1910-02-19 Johnny Coulon w pts 10 Jim Kenrick, Royal AC, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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1910-02-19 Johnny Coulon w pts 10 Jim Kenrick, Royal AC, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Billed for the world 112lbs title, Coulon tore after Kenrick from the opening bell and knocked him down several times, only for the latter to keep getting up. Badly hurt after being dropped in the fourth, Kenrick gamely continued and although in a bad way again in the eighth he made it to the final bell. This was the last time that Coulon boxed at the weight before moving up to the 115lbs class.

In Britain, Louis Ruddick outpointed America’s 17-year-old Teddy Murphy over 15 rounds at the Central Academy, Manchester on 2 April. Despite not being billed as such, it was reported to carry the world 98lbs title, with both men on the weight. However, Murphy came in as a substitute and the result was not taken too seriously.

By January 1912, the sensational Jimmy Wilde was claiming the British title at the weight and Ruddick had moved on.