1916-06-26 Jimmy Wilde w rsc 11 (20) Tancy Lee, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England - GB/IBU

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1916-06-26 Jimmy Wilde w rsc 11 (20) Tancy Lee, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England - GB/IBU. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the British, European and world titles, on winning Wilde put a second notch on the 112lbs Lonsdale Belt. Prior to the contest Lee said that his main chance of winning would come if he could get Wilde against the ropes and although he managed to do that on occasion the little man was able to slip away to batter his man from the outside, often scoring at will. Finally in the tenth, Wilde, working the head and body, put Lee down for three long counts and although the Scot made it to the end of the round the writing was firmly on the wall. After being dropped for ‘six’ in the 11th, Lee was immediately smashed down again by rights and lefts and not before time he was rescued by the third man.