1919-03-17 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w co 9 (12) Ted Kid Lewis, The Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA

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1919-03-17 (145lbs) [[Jack Britton]] nd-w co 9 (12) [[Ted Kid Lewis]], The Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA. Referee: Matt Hinkel. In a no-decision bout, Lewis was knocked down nine times before being counted out and Britton successfully claimed the title on the result. Prior to the fight, Lewis, suffering from anaemia, had been told by doctors to take a complete rest from boxing but his management team stupidly disregarded the advice. Also, with the championship weight in America fluctuating between 142 and 145lbs regardless of whether a 3pm or ringside weigh-in, Lewis (inside 145lbs) should have realised that Britton (144½) would be accepted as champion if he won inside the distance.
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1919-03-17 (145lbs) [[Jack Britton]] nd-w co 9 (12) [[Ted Kid Lewis]], The Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA. Referee: Matt Hinkel. In a no-decision bout, with Lewis being knocked down nine times before being counted out Britton successfully claimed the title on the result. Prior to the fight, Lewis, suffering from anaemia, had been told by doctors to take a complete rest from boxing, but his management team stupidly disregarded the advice. Also, with the championship weight in America fluctuating between 142 and 145lbs regardless of whether a 3pm or ringside weigh-in, Lewis (inside 145lbs) should have realised that Britton (144½) would be accepted as champion if he won inside the distance.
  
 
[[Category: 1919 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1919 Title Contests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:50, 28 May 2013

1919-03-17 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w co 9 (12) Ted Kid Lewis, The Auditorium, Canton, Ohio, USA. Referee: Matt Hinkel. In a no-decision bout, with Lewis being knocked down nine times before being counted out Britton successfully claimed the title on the result. Prior to the fight, Lewis, suffering from anaemia, had been told by doctors to take a complete rest from boxing, but his management team stupidly disregarded the advice. Also, with the championship weight in America fluctuating between 142 and 145lbs regardless of whether a 3pm or ringside weigh-in, Lewis (inside 145lbs) should have realised that Britton (144½) would be accepted as champion if he won inside the distance.

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