1914-01-21 (116lbs) Johnny Coulon nd-w pts 10 Young Sinnett, Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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1914-01-21 (116lbs) Johnny Coulon nd-w pts 10 Young Sinnett, Lakeside Auditorium, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. The Chicago Tribune reported that both men had scaled less than 116lbs, as per the articles of agreement, thus giving Sinnett an opportunity to take over Coulon’s title claim. Rugged and willing, Sinnett took the fight to Coulon, especially in the latter rounds, but lacked the experience to make his power pay off. Despite breaking his right hand in the fourth, which went some way to explaining his lethargic performance, Coulon did enough with the left jab to just about merit the newspaper verdict.

By this time, in the wake of Charles Ledoux’s defeats on American soil, the recently formed French-based International Boxing Union recognised Coulon as the world champion.