1916-03-21 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Phil Bloom, Broadway SC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1916-03-21 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Phil Bloom, Broadway SC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Although the ringside weigh-in saw Welsh scaling 137½lbs, having already made 135lbs at 3pm for Bloom (133½) he started as he meant to carry on when cleverly outboxing his rival in the opening four rounds. Not to be outdone though, the aggressive Bloom made the running in the next four sessions, Welsh (135) forced to hold on in the eighth after being hurt by a solid right to the jaw. Although Bloom had to score an inside-the-distance win if he wanted to become champion Welsh gave him no further opportunities, making sure of the press decision when again showing all the skills of a champion.