1920-09-06 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w pts 10 Ray Bronson, The Open Air Arena, Cedar Point, Ohio, USA
1920-09-06 (145lbs) Jack Britton nd-w pts 10 Ray Bronson, The Open Air Arena, Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. Referee: Ollie Pecord. The Sandusky Register reported that both men made the required 145lbs for this one, thus putting Britton’s title on the line. Unfortunately for Bronson, he was not the fighter of old and was made to look like a novice at times, while Britton went through the motions, barely exerting himself and joking with the crowd. There was no doubt that Britton held back, but he enjoyed the workout.
Catchweight contests where Britton allowed his opponents to make 145lbs or less while he did not, came against Jack Perry (drew 12 on 8 October at the Coliseum, Toledo, Ohio); Morris Lux (nd-w pts 10 on 18 November at the Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri); Bud Logan (nd-w pts 10 on 23 November at Beethoven Hall, San Antonio, Texas) and Pinky Mitchell (nd-w pts 10 on 6 December at the Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Sandwiched between the last two contests for Britton was one against the local fighter, Jake Abel (w pts 10 on 29 November at the Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia), that was contracted at 150lbs.
From here onwards, all title fights would be held at 147lbs after the NYSAC (on 1 September 1920) and the NBA (on 11 January 1921) in America fell into line with the rest of the world