Saturday Night - July 31, 1954
Sicks Stadium - Seattle, Washington
#3 Heavyweight - Don ****ell..............66-11-1 (38 KO's)
#7 Heavyweight - Harry 'Kid' Matthews...86-6-6 (59 KO's)
25 1/2 year-old British Empire Heavyweight Champion - Don ****ell 5' 11" - 210 lbs. takes on
31 1/2 year-old American - Harry ''Kid' Matthews 6' 0" - 180 lbs. a 'third time'.
Their 'two' 'previous bouts were hard-fought close decision wins for the British Heavyweight.
Don ****ell is looking for his '10th-straight' win.
In this bout, after an 'Even' 1st-Round, Don ****ell took command in Round 2, and scored with numerous
left jabs and hard right hands on 'The Kid', throughout the next 4 Rounds.
In Round 6, ****ell bloodied Matthews nose with several smashing right hands, and had the
American dazed at the end of the round.
In Round 7, ****ell stalked the 'dazed' Matthews, and clobbered him with lefts and rights
that had him 'glassy eyed'. Near the end of the Round, ****ell landed a hard right hand
to the head, that 'staggered' Mathews.
Referee -James J. Braddock would not let Harry 'Kid' Matthews come out for Round 8.