1914-01-12 (158lbs) George Chip nd-w pts 10 Gus Christie, Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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1914-01-12 (158lbs) George Chip nd-w pts 10 Gus Christie, Elite Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Both men were reckoned to be inside 158lbs at the 3pm weigh-in, with Chip’s title claim being the prize for Christie if he could find a finishing blow. There hardly seemed to be any likelihood of that happening as Chip blasted him all around the ring, but the latter for all his domination was unable to find a knockout drop and for round after round he mauled Christie about. The last two sessions saw Christie giving it a go, especially with the straight left, but Chip was soon breaking through his guard without doing any damage and had to settle for the press verdict.

Next up for Chip were six-round no-decision contests against Tim O'Neil (nd-w rsc 2 on 19 January at the Powers Theatre, Grand Rapids, Michigan) who weighed 159lbs and Joe Borrell (nd-w pts 6 on 26 January at the Olympia AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the Philadelphia Public Ledger reporting both men to be inside 158lbs.