1917-01-01 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w pts 10 Lockport Jimmy Duffy, Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA

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1917-01-01 (145lbs) [[Jack Britton]] nd-w pts 10 [[Lockport Jimmy Duffy]], Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. According to the ''Buffalo Morning Express'', Duffy’s attack on the 145lbs championship was ably warded off as Britton (144½) outgeneralled his rival all the way and dropped him in the seventh and ninth with solid blows. Earlier, there had been a bit of a wrangle when Duffy (144½) was allowed to use a mouth protector, but it failed to save him from a beating.  
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1917-01-01 (145lbs) [[Jack Britton]] nd-w pts 10 [[Lockport Jimmy Duffy]], Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. According to the ''Buffalo Morning Express'', Duffy’s attack on the 145lbs championship was ably warded off as Britton (144½) outgeneralled his rival all the way before dropping him in the seventh and ninth with solid blows. Earlier, there had been a bit of a wrangle when Duffy (144½) was allowed to use a mouth protector, but it failed to save him from a beating.  
  
An almost certainly over the weight Britton risked his title at the Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio on 5 March when allowing [[Bryan Downey]] to make 144lbs, but he was still on his feet at the end of the 12th round prior to losing the press decision.  
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An almost certainly over-the-weight Britton risked his title at the Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio on 5 March when allowing [[Bryan Downey]] to make 144lbs, but he was still on his feet at the end of the 12th round prior to losing the press decision.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:24, 28 May 2013

1917-01-01 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w pts 10 Lockport Jimmy Duffy, Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA. According to the Buffalo Morning Express, Duffy’s attack on the 145lbs championship was ably warded off as Britton (144½) outgeneralled his rival all the way before dropping him in the seventh and ninth with solid blows. Earlier, there had been a bit of a wrangle when Duffy (144½) was allowed to use a mouth protector, but it failed to save him from a beating.

An almost certainly over-the-weight Britton risked his title at the Coliseum, Columbus, Ohio on 5 March when allowing Bryan Downey to make 144lbs, but he was still on his feet at the end of the 12th round prior to losing the press decision.

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