1914-07-04 (158lbs) George Chip w co 15 (20) Billy Murray, Daly City Arena, San Francisco, California, USA
1914-07-04 (158lbs) George Chip w co 15 (20) Billy Murray, Daly City Arena, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jim Griffin. Now claiming the 158lbs title, the weight the fight was made at, Murray was looking to establish himself but ran into a tartar in the shape of Chip. Although he won five of the first nine rounds when forcing the fight, Murray could not hurt Chip, despite cutting him over the left eye in the sixth, and after having a big eighth when he threw everything he had at his opponent he weakened. Rallying hard in the tenth, Chip began catching Murray with heavy uppercuts and straight rights and he dropped the latter in the 11th for ‘nine’ after smashing home rights and lefts to the head. The next three rounds saw Murray under pressure and bleeding badly prior to Chip opening up in the 15th with solid lefts, before a right cross to the jaw sent the man from Petaluma crashing to be counted out. On 31 July at the Dreamland Rink, San Francisco, Chip outpointed Sailor Ed Petroskey over 20 rounds in a match made at 160lbs and had he lost his new claim would have been shot down in flames.