1911-04-29 (147lbs) Willie Lewis w pts 20 Dixie Kid, The Circus, Paris, France

From Barry Hugman's History of World Championship Boxing
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "1911-04-29 (147lbs) Willie Lewis w pts 20 Dixie Kid, The Circus, Paris, France. Referee: Dr Phelan. With both men inside 147lbs, the Kid went for Lewis right from the opening bel...")
 
 
(2 intermediate revisions by one user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
1911-04-29 (147lbs) Willie Lewis w pts 20 Dixie Kid, The Circus, Paris, France. Referee: Dr Phelan. With both men inside 147lbs, the Kid went for Lewis right from the opening bell, lashing in blows from both hands, for the opening 15 rounds without ever knocking the latter down. During those sessions, Lewis seemed quite happy to cover up and wait for the Kid to burn himself and it was only in the 16th through to the final bell that he took a turn at the punching part of the game as Boxing put it. This was a defence of the title that Lewis was claiming after twice drawing with his namesake, Harry Lewis, and at the end of the contest when the decision went against the Kid it was heard in disbelief. While Lewis had boxed an excellent defensive fight he had not done the lion’s share of the scoring and thus should not have been handed the decision. Despite being disqualified in the third round of a match made at 147lbs at Wonderland, Mile End, London, England on 3 July against fellow-American Blink McCloskey (149), the Dixie Kid was still claiming to be the champion at the weight.  
+
1911-04-29 (147lbs) [[Willie Lewis]] w pts 20 [[Dixie Kid]], The Circus, Paris, France. Referee: Dr Phelan. With both men inside 147lbs, the Kid went for Lewis right from the opening bell, lashing in blows from both hands, through the opening 15 rounds without ever knocking the latter down. During those sessions, Lewis seemed quite happy to cover up and wait for the Kid to burn himself, and it was only in the 16th that he took a turn at the punching part of the game as ''Boxing'' put it. This was a defence of the title that Lewis was claiming after twice drawing with his namesake, [[Harry Lewis]], and at the end of the contest when the decision went against the Kid it was heard in disbelief. While Lewis had boxed an excellent defensive fight the fact that he had not done the lion’s share of the scoring should have counted against him.  
  
[Category: 1911 Welterweight Title Contests]]
+
Despite being disqualified in the third round of a match made at 147lbs at Wonderland, Mile End, London, England on 3 July against fellow-American [[Blink McCloskey]] (149), the Kid was still claiming to be the champion at the weight.
 +
 
 +
[[Category: 1911 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 09:00, 28 May 2013

1911-04-29 (147lbs) Willie Lewis w pts 20 Dixie Kid, The Circus, Paris, France. Referee: Dr Phelan. With both men inside 147lbs, the Kid went for Lewis right from the opening bell, lashing in blows from both hands, through the opening 15 rounds without ever knocking the latter down. During those sessions, Lewis seemed quite happy to cover up and wait for the Kid to burn himself, and it was only in the 16th that he took a turn at the punching part of the game as Boxing put it. This was a defence of the title that Lewis was claiming after twice drawing with his namesake, Harry Lewis, and at the end of the contest when the decision went against the Kid it was heard in disbelief. While Lewis had boxed an excellent defensive fight the fact that he had not done the lion’s share of the scoring should have counted against him.

Despite being disqualified in the third round of a match made at 147lbs at Wonderland, Mile End, London, England on 3 July against fellow-American Blink McCloskey (149), the Kid was still claiming to be the champion at the weight.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Toolbox
Google AdSense