1916-01-01 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Frank Whitney, Casino Skating Rink, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - WORLD

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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, while their ringside weights showed Welsh scaling 136½lbs to Whitney’s 137. Not as fit as he might be, Welsh only did enough to keep himself out of trouble while piling up points with lighning jabs, crosses and hooks, whereas Whitney threw harder punches but was less accurate.

Although Welsh’s contest against Ad Wolgast (nd-w pts 10 on 6 March at the Arcadia Rink, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 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, Welsh (139¾) waived the forfeit and the contest went ahead without the championship being involved.

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