1910-04-28 (116lbs) Frankie Conley nd-w pts 10 Danny Webster, Pacific AC, Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA

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1910-04-28 (116lbs) Frankie Conley nd-w pts 10 Danny Webster, Pacific AC, Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA. Initially contracted for 40 rounds at 116lbs, Conley was not happy with the longer distance and eventually the contest went ahead over ten rounds. Knocked down twice in the fourth and saved by the bell, Webster was continually drawn into a mixture of slugging and in-fighting with honours roughly even thereafter. The Racine Daily Journal fight reporter must have gone home early when he stated that Webster was knocked out in the fourth.

Following a ten round points defeat at the hands of Harry Baker at the Wheelmens’ Club, Oakland, California on 24 May at the featherweight limit, Webster had just six more fights before retiring.

Earlier, on 12 May, it was reported that the 17-year-old Philadelphia Pal Moore, who was to have met Conley over 45 rounds for the title at Vernon on 4 June had called the match off. The youngster had been claiming the 116lbs title after giving several excellent performances, including a win over Al Delmont (w pts 10 on 1 March at the Armory AA, Boston, Massachusetts), but as a growing lad it was felt the distance might drain his strength and he decided to forgo the opportunity.

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