George Fifield vs. Doug Lewis

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1927-10-12 : George Fifield 144 lbs beat Doug Lewis 145¾ lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Arena Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Referee: Lou Marsh
  • Canadian Welterweight Title (2nd defense of Fifield)

Notes

  • According to the Associated Press report of October 12, 1927, the referee rendered the decision in favour of defending champion Fifield.
  • "Fifield got the verdict, but it was as close as a dead heat... When they came up for the final round it looked as if Lewis, who was the stronger had a real chance to win out with a grandstand finish. He tried hard, and, aided by the mishap to Fifield's ankle, did take the round, but he did not have enough to offset Fifield's earlier edge." - Toronto Star
  • "Following ten rounds of fierce and thrilling exchanges, the bout ended with the men battling toe to toe in mid-ring, and Referee Lou Marsh unhesitatingly declared the champion the victor. It was not a decisive victory by which Fifield retained his laurels, but the margin was sufficient to justify the decision. The ceaseless battering attack which Fifield maintained throughout the last half of the bout just a little more than offset the superior boxing of the colored man." - Globe & Mail


Preceded by:
Fifield vs. Bull
Canadian Welterweight Title Fight
# 7
Succeeded by:
Fifield vs. Morris II