1915-05-12 (158lbs) Jimmy Clabby nd-nc 8 (10) George Chip, St Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA
1915-05-12 (158lbs) Jimmy Clabby nd-nc 8 (10) George Chip, St Nicholas Arena, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Billy Roche. For a contest that would be best forgotten, Chip made 158lbs at 2pm while Clabby came in around 154lbs. That was before both men were thrown out in the eighth for not trying and suspended from fighting in New York for 30 days. Although Clabby had rolled up a clear points lead in the opening few rounds he then began to allow Chip to hold at every opportunity and for whatever reason refused to take advantage of any openings that were presented to him. After being told to make a fight of it in the seventh, when both fighters started throwing ‘air’ punches the referee had seen enough and that was that. Before taking off for Australia again, Clabby met Frank Farmer in a ten-round no-decision contest at the Armory B, Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 12 July. It was a contest that was earlier thought to have been made at 158lbs, but was in fact 160lbs.