1917-05-01 Freddie Welsh nd-l pts 10 Johnny Kilbane, The Casino, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1917-05-01 Freddie Welsh nd-l pts 10 Johnny Kilbane, The Casino, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Joh. Made at 135lbs, although Welsh scaled 139lbs at ringside he had already made the weight at the 3pm weigh-in while the 122lbs champion, Kilbane, had plenty to spare. Kilbane was accorded the press verdict by nine rounds to one, but he lacked the power to damage Welsh whose defence again proved practically impregnable. The fight was relatively exciting because the crowd were willing Kilbane to knock Welsh out, but he landed less than half a dozen powerful blows on Welsh all night and only rarely did he ever look like getting to the champion.

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