1914-09-08 (142lbs) Harry Stone nd-l pts 10 Phil Bloom, Broadway SC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA

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1914-09-08 (142lbs) Harry Stone nd-l pts 10 Phil Bloom, Broadway SC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Back in America, having been away since the beginning of 1913, Stone’s world title claim of 142lbs at 3pm or 145lbs ringside was automatically on the line against Bloom (135), and as far as the New York Times was concerned he took just two sessions, the fourth and fifth. Stone (137), who was nicknamed ‘Hop Harry’ due to his peculiar style, delayed fighting in every other round, only cutting loose in the last ten seconds of the others when being outboxed by a man who would not back away despite taking hard blows to the wind.