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Old 03-05-2008, 01:03 AM   #24
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Default Re: Lineage of the coloured heavyweight title

Originally Posted by hhascup
Friday 23rd February 1883
Boston, Massachusetts
George Godfrey W (Professor) Charles Hadley KO 6
Billed for the 'colored' Heavyweight title
2oz gloves were used

Sunday 1st July 1883
New York, New York
(Professor) Charles Hadley W Harry Woodson PTS
Date Uncertain (Black Heavyweight Championship)
That is, despite getting knocked out by Godfrey, Hadley retained his claim for the title? I didn't see any mention of Godfrey-Hadley fight billed for any title, in the clipping of the fight I have.
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