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Welsh Jon
10-09-2011, 02:38 PM
Has any other British fighter fought as fierce competition as Freddie Welsh?

He fought Benny Leonard 3 times, Al Wolgast 3 times, Packie McFarland twice, Jim Driscoll twice, as well as fighting Battling Nelson, Abe Attell, Johnny Dundee, Rocky Kansas, Charley White, Willie Ritchie and Johnny Kilbane.

The only boxer I can think of with a resume comparable is Ted Kid Lewis.

McGoorty
10-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Has any other British fighter fought as fierce competition as Freddie Welsh?

He fought Benny Leonard 3 times, Al Wolgast 3 times, Packie McFarland twice, Jim Driscoll twice, as well as fighting Battling Nelson, Abe Attell, Johnny Dundee, Rocky Kansas, Charley White, Willie Ritchie and Johnny Kilbane.

The only boxer I can think of with a resume comparable is Ted Kid Lewis.
Yes, maybe, but I can't think of one off the top of my head, and Benny Leonard is worth 3 of most good opponents on a resume, and Benny admits that Welsh was on the slide when he beat Freddie,..... was he really a Welshman ??.... talk about advertising.

Welsh Jon
10-09-2011, 04:04 PM
Yes, maybe, but I can't think of one off the top of my head, and Benny Leonard is worth 3 of most good opponents on a resume, and Benny admits that Welsh was on the slide when he beat Freddie,..... was he really a Welshman ??.... talk about advertising.

Yet still American newspapers of the time still often reffered to him as an English fighter...

Welsh Jon
10-09-2011, 04:50 PM
BTW Kid Lewis fought Jack Britton multiple times, as well as Benny Leonard, Maxie Rosenbloom, Georges Carpentier, Mike Gibbons, Willie Ritchie, Charley White and Mike O'Dowd.

Pretty awesome CV.

Gets bonus points for starting off at flyweight and then going on to KO a heavyweight as well.

IronDanHamza
10-10-2011, 02:35 PM
Great fighter. One of the greatest defensive fighters of all time and a Top 10 Lightweight.

Real name Freddie Thomas, a Welsh fighter.

Allegedly the ring announcer heard his accent and annouced him as Freddie Welsh and he kept the name from there.

He was a great fighter.