1914-05-26 Willie Ritchie nd-l pts 10 Charley White, Wagner’s Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - USA/IBU
1914-05-26 Willie Ritchie nd-l pts 10 Charley White, Wagner’s Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - USA/IBU. Referee: Harry Stout. Billed for the 135lbs title, the majority of papers reported that had the result been settled on points White (130½) would have won handily as he continually hit the mark with his left hook, while Ritchie’s right crosses seemed to have little effect. According to the press, White won seven rounds and Ritchie (134½) just one, with two even. More often than not, White appeared to walk through Ritchie’s left jab to get his punches in, especially in the first and fourth rounds when he went for the knockout, but the champion held up despite having a badly cut nose and damage to both eyes.
Incidentally, it was often reported that White’s birthname was Anchowitz, but in truth it was his father who changed the family name before coming to America.