1916-07-28 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Benny Leonard, Washington Park Arena, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1916-07-28 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Benny Leonard, Washington Park Arena, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Roche. Although the weights reported for Welsh at ringside varied between 134¼ and 135¼lbs against Leonard’s 132½, both men had successfully weighed inside the contracted 135lbs at 3pm. With seven of the eight major New York papers giving the decision to Welsh, who had got himself into fine condition for this one, it was a far cry from their previous fight. Although Leonard forced the contest in the opening few rounds, landing forcefully with the left jab, Welsh opened up in the sixth, landing left and right hooks to the body, and generally showing the form he was recognised for. Towards the end, as both men tired, there was more clinching than earlier, but it had been a good exhibition of boxing at its best.     
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1916-07-28 [[Freddie Welsh]] nd-w pts 10 [[Benny Leonard]], Washington Park Arena, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Roche. Although the weights reported for Welsh at ringside varied between 134¼ and 135¼lbs against Leonard’s 132½, both men had successfully weighed inside the contracted 135lbs at 3pm. With seven of the eight major New York papers giving the decision to Welsh, who had got himself into fine condition for this one, it was a far cry from their previous fight. Although Leonard forced the contest in the opening few rounds, landing forcefully with the left jab, Welsh opened up in the sixth, landing left and right hooks to the body, and generally showing the form he was recognised for. Towards the end, as both men tired, there was more clinching than earlier, but it had been a good exhibition of boxing at its best.     
  
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1916-07-28 Freddie Welsh nd-w pts 10 Benny Leonard, Washington Park Arena, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Roche. Although the weights reported for Welsh at ringside varied between 134¼ and 135¼lbs against Leonard’s 132½, both men had successfully weighed inside the contracted 135lbs at 3pm. With seven of the eight major New York papers giving the decision to Welsh, who had got himself into fine condition for this one, it was a far cry from their previous fight. Although Leonard forced the contest in the opening few rounds, landing forcefully with the left jab, Welsh opened up in the sixth, landing left and right hooks to the body, and generally showing the form he was recognised for. Towards the end, as both men tired, there was more clinching than earlier, but it had been a good exhibition of boxing at its best.

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