1920-09-17 From here on in all title bouts would be contested at 147lbs
1920-09-17 From here on in all title bouts would be contested at 147lbs. With Britain and the International Boxing Union recognising 147lbs as being the welterweight limit, after the Walker Law was passed on 24 May 1920 that weight was also accepted by the New York State Boxing Commission. However, it was not until 17 September 1920 that the first main event in New York was held under Walker Law. The National Boxing Association, which was formed on 11 January 1921, followed suit.