1916-03-24 Freddie Welsh nd-w rtd 5 (10) Frank Whitney, Harlem SC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1916-03-24 [[Freddie Welsh]] nd-w rtd 5 (10) [[Frank Whitney]], Harlem SC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Having both made 135lbs at the 3.pm weigh-in, Welsh scaled 137lbs to Whitney’s 138 immediately prior to the contest getting underway. The champion was the aggressor from the start, taking the fight to Whitney at all times, and by the fourth round the latter’s eyes were closing fast. He was also carrying a bad nose bleed. Piling on the pressure, Welsh continued to score with both hands and, virtually unable to see, at the end of the fifth Whitney was retired.   
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1916-03-24 [[Freddie Welsh]] nd-w rtd 5 (10) [[Frank Whitney]], Harlem SC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Having both made 135lbs at the 3.pm weigh-in, Welsh scaled 137lbs to Whitney’s 138 immediately prior to the contest getting underway. The champion was the aggressor from the start, taking the fight to Whitney at all times, and by the fourth round the latter’s eyes were closing fast. He was also carrying a bad nose bleed. Piling on the pressure Welsh continued to score with both hands, before Whitney, who was virtually unable to see at the end of the fifth, was retired.   
  
 
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1916-03-24 Freddie Welsh nd-w rtd 5 (10) Frank Whitney, Harlem SC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Having both made 135lbs at the 3.pm weigh-in, Welsh scaled 137lbs to Whitney’s 138 immediately prior to the contest getting underway. The champion was the aggressor from the start, taking the fight to Whitney at all times, and by the fourth round the latter’s eyes were closing fast. He was also carrying a bad nose bleed. Piling on the pressure Welsh continued to score with both hands, before Whitney, who was virtually unable to see at the end of the fifth, was retired.

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