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Old 05-09-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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Jan. 1890. At the first congress of the new International Boxing Union, after a unanimous vote to abandon London Prize Ring Rules and officially adopt the more popular Marquess of Queensberry rules for the sport and the use of 6oz leather gloves, it was decided that the Championship Council would fill all of the currently vacant titles except the world championship itself. This would be a one-time action to stimulate public and press interest. The new champions are, in no particular order:

European heavyweight champion: Peter Maher of Eire.
North American heavyweight champion: George Godfrey of Canada
British Empire heavyweight champion: Bob Fitzsimmons of Australia
Pacific Northwest heavyweight champion: James J. Corbett of the USA

American heavyweight champion: John L. Sullivan
Canadian heavyweight champion: George Chuvalo
Australia & New Zealand heavyweight champion: Peter Jackson
South Afrikan heavyweight champion: Kallie Knoetze

Any other titles to remain vacant until consensus can be reached.

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