1961-04-18 Joe Brown w pts 15 Dave Charnley, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WORLD
1961-04-18 Joe Brown w pts 15 Dave Charnley, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WORLD. Referee: Tommy Little. A far different outcome to their previous contest, this time Charnley (133¾) ran the champion close and to those sitting at a distance it looked like he had done enough. Forcing matters all the way against Brown (134), the Englishman made the fight with the former content to box on the back foot while scoring with left and right-hand counters. Both men got through with solid blows during the fight, with Brown looking to be the heavier puncher of the pair, but Charnley would never be denied and continually walked in to unload his hooks. Round after round Charnley, who finished up with damage to both eyes, made the running but Brown was always getting through with scoring punches and at the final bell the referee had no hesitation in holding his hand up.
[Category: 1961 Lightweight Title Contests]]