1915-03-06 (142/145lbs) Kid Graves nd-l pts 10 Walter Mohr, Irving AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA

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1915-03-06 (142/145lbs) Kid Graves nd-l pts 10 Walter Mohr, Irving AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. With both men inside the contracted weight, despite Mohr (136) taking the press decision Graves (142) came through unscathed to maintain his claim at the weight. The Brooklyn Citizen report of the fight stated that Mohr forced Graves all over the ring, roughing him up round after round, and although the latter complained continually he was overruled and told to get on with it by the referee.

By now claiming the title at 145lbs as well as 142lbs, it is possible that Graves’ next outing, against Jimmy Capper (nd-w pts 10 at the Broadway SC, Brooklyn on 3 April), was made at that weight, but after Jack Kincaid, an expert on boxing in New York, had looked at all the papers of the day he was unable to find any notification of weights. Reports of the fight were sparse to say the least, stating that Capper failed to do enough to gain the press decision, his best work being a straight left to the body early on and his aggression towards the end.