1914-06-09 Harry Wills nd-drew 10 Joe Jeannette, National Baseball Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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1914-06-09 Harry Wills nd-drew 10 Joe Jeannette, National Baseball Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Buddy Griffin. Billed for the ‘black’ title, with Wills seen as the champion, the Daily Picayune reported it to be a contest that lacked interest as both men held on throughout and neither would lead. In the fourth round Wills picked up Jeannette and threw him to the floor in sheer frustration, but although the latter was definitely weakened by the action he was able to continue as before. While Wills was more effective with body blows in the clinches, with Jeannette smashing in a few telling left hooks the press were equally divided on who should be named as the winner.

On 30 October, Wills risked his ‘black’ title claim when taking on Jim Cameron (w pts 4 at the Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, California) in a short-distance affair.