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Old 12-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #102
edward morbius
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Default Re: Jeffries v Quarry

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Originally Posted by mcvey View Post
Childs was the Coloured Champion.
This raises a good question--was he?

This is from his record on boxrec

9-14-1898 George Byers L 20 New York City (for 'colored' championship)

It appears to me that this makes Byers champion.
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3-4-1899 Bob Armstrong ko 6 Chicago (for 'colored' championship)

But Byers is the champion. Childs just claimed the title without winning it in the ring. At best he is the colored champion of Chicago, but not New York.
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3-16-1901 George Byers ko 17

This is the first time Childs can legitimately claim to be the 'colored' champion, but he had never beaten Griffin, probably the best out there.
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