1911-06-02 (135lbs) Matt Wells nd-w pts 10 Leach Cross, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1911-06-02 (135lbs) Matt Wells nd-w pts 10 Leach Cross, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Both men weighed in at 135lbs, thus putting Wells’ championship claim at the weight at risk. Winning eight out of the ten rounds boxed, Wells controlled the fight all the way, inflicting much punishment on Cross who finished with both eyes almost closed and a badly battered mouth. Cross was nearly ready for the stoppage on at least three occasions, but after having him going in the ninth with a left hook Wells was unable to apply a finish. That was Wells last opportunity to finish inside the distance.