Originally Posted by the_bigunit
So it's safe to say Nelson was outright scared of him?
Both Battling Nelson and Ad Wolgast refused to negotiate for a bout with McFarland other than at 133 pounds ringside. Although they (Packey and Wolgast) were scheduled to meet at Milwaukee once, but the police prevented the bout from taking place, and after that Wolgast insisted on 133 pounds ringside or no bout. Packey was ready to make 133 pounds at 3 PM, or make 135 pounds ringiside (both things pretty common for title bouts during McAuliffe, Lavigne, Erne, Gans reigns), but both champions outright refused to accept such offers.