1919-11-05 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-drew 10 Johnny Tillman, Woodward & Hendrie Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
1919-11-05 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-drew 10 Johnny Tillman, Woodward & Hendrie Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA. With both men agreeing to make 145lbs, Britton’s title was at risk in this one and despite the latter boxing like a tired old businessman, as the Detroit News put it, Tillman was unable to take advantage. Round after round saw Britton poke his left into Tillman’s face, while cocking the right as if to use it. There was very little action to note, and while the slow moving Tillman did the vast majority of the leading he did little damage as Britton either ducked beneath the jabs or made his man miss wildly. Having recently recovered from illness, while Britton was not up to speed he showed all and sundry what a great defensive fighter he still was.
Two days later, on 7 November, a contest against local fighter, Billy Doig (nd-drew 10 at the Auditorium, LaSalle, Illinois), was made at 150lbs in order to protect Britton’s crown.