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1915-12-28 (142lbs) [[Ted Kid Lewis] nd-w pts 10 [[Willie Ritchie]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Although a no-decision contest it was billed for the welterweight championship of' the world, 142lbs at 3pm, with the Englishman, who had recently claimed the title after failing to get a crack at [[Freddie Welsh]] for the lightweight crown, styled as champion despite the fact that Ritchie was by now also seeing himself as the title holder. With the State of New York's Rules and Regulations at the time calling for a welterweight limit of 145lbs at the ringside weigh-in, both men gave it all they had and it was fairly even up until the fourth, but from thereon Lewis (139¾) made all the running and although neither man was decked at the end of the contest the press saw the latter as a clear winner. Ritchie (143¾), who finished with a cut over the right eye, showed a great jab, but it was Lewis’ greater volume that took the eye.
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1915-12-28 (142lbs) [[Ted Kid Lewis]] nd-w pts 10 [[Willie Ritchie]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Although a no-decision contest it was billed for the welterweight championship of' the world, 142lbs at 3pm, with the Englishman, who had recently claimed the title after failing to get a crack at [[Freddie Welsh]] for the lightweight crown, styled as champion despite the fact that Ritchie was by now also seeing himself as the title holder. With the State of New York's Rules and Regulations at the time calling for a welterweight limit of 145lbs at the ringside weigh-in, after both men gave it all they had it was fairly even up until the fourth. Thereafter, however, Lewis (139¾) made all the running, and although neither man was decked at the end of the contest the press saw the latter as a clear winner. Finishing with a cut over the right eye, Ritchie (143¾) had shown an excellent jab, but it was Lewis’ greater volume that took the eye.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:10, 28 May 2013

1915-12-28 (142lbs) Ted Kid Lewis nd-w pts 10 Willie Ritchie, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Although a no-decision contest it was billed for the welterweight championship of' the world, 142lbs at 3pm, with the Englishman, who had recently claimed the title after failing to get a crack at Freddie Welsh for the lightweight crown, styled as champion despite the fact that Ritchie was by now also seeing himself as the title holder. With the State of New York's Rules and Regulations at the time calling for a welterweight limit of 145lbs at the ringside weigh-in, after both men gave it all they had it was fairly even up until the fourth. Thereafter, however, Lewis (139¾) made all the running, and although neither man was decked at the end of the contest the press saw the latter as a clear winner. Finishing with a cut over the right eye, Ritchie (143¾) had shown an excellent jab, but it was Lewis’ greater volume that took the eye.