British Place Championship Tag on Louis-Charles Bout, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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m a ft IS ie 15 1 E E 0 0 2 2 I ; r s. โ€” โ€” 1- Z _ / , 5 at 1 . . 11 n, n ll British Place Championship Tag 3 on Louis-Charles Bout LONDON, England, June 20 UP.โ€” The British Board of Boxing Control, stuck with its own version of the heavyweight championship, announced today that it * will grant world recognition to the winner r of the tentatively scheduled Ezzard 6 Charles-Joe Louis fight in September. After the temporary retirement of Louis s in 1949, the BBBC gave its blessing as s world heavyweight titleholder to Lee e Savold of Paterson, N. J., when he knocked i out Bruce Woodcock, then British and i Empire champion, in London last June. At the same time, Charles was recognized , as champion by the U. S. National 11 Boxing Association. Louis six-round knockout victory over r Savold at Madison Square Garden last t Friday night left the British board without t a heavyweight champion. "Savold defeated Woodcock under cham-5 pionship conditions and was theref #e so _ J recognized," Fane said. "Savold has now v been defeated by Louis and as a conse-lt quence Louis must be recognized by the e board as world heavyweight champion. "Louis has, however, been defeated by 7 Ezzard Charles," Fane continued. "It thus s appears that the present position requires s clarification and for that reason the board , 1 welcomes and recognizes the forthcoming * match between Louis and Charles as a ยป means of determining the undisputed I world champion."

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