|THE CYBER BOXING ZONE |
THE LINEAL JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONS
The following list gives credit to "The Man Who Beat The Man." As always, ludicrous decisions of "sanctioning bodies" are ignored. The title had been created by the New York Legislature in the Walker Law (1920).The NBA recognized the division on Jan. 22, 1922, but no champion was named. Several fighters claimed the title --
"Oakland" Jimmy Duffy, Richie Mitchell, his brother
Myron "Pinkey" Mitchell,
and Eddie Fitzsimmons. The Boxing Blade magazine held a vote whereby the
fans named "Pinkey" Mitchell as the inaugural champion, and we start our lineage with that democratic decision. Explore our On-Line Boxing Encyclopedia for more info.
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