1916-01-01 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Frank Whitney, Casino Skating Rink, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - WORLD
1916-01-01 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Frank Whitney, Casino Skating Rink, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Roche. Made at 135lbs, and advertised for the championship, both men were inside that at the 3pm weigh-in. At ringside their weights were announced as Welsh being 136½lbs to Whitney’s 137. Not as fit as he might have been, Welsh only did enough to keep himself out of trouble while piling up points with lightning jabs, crosses and hooks, whereas Whitney threw harder punches but was less accurate.
Although Welsh’s contest against Ad Wolgast (nd-w pts 10 at the Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 6 March) was set for the latter to make 135lbs at 3pm and Welsh to be a few pounds heavier it did not work out that way. With Wolgast (137) unable to get down to the required weight, when Welsh (139¾) waived the forfeit the contest went ahead without the championship being involved.