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World/American Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Title

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Joe Acton 1881/12/09 London, GBR
Defeats Tom Cannon; billed as "the champion of England" and defeats Edwin Bibby, "the champion of America", on 1882/08/07 in New York, NY to be recognized as world champion; also billed as the champion of America as of 1887/02.
Evan "Strangler" Lewis 1887/04/11 Chicago, IL
Also defeats greco-roman title holder Ernest Roeber on 1893/03/02 in New Orleans, LA in a mixed-style match with greco-roman and catch-as-catch-can styles in best of 5 falls to become American Heavyweight champion.

* See American Heavyweigtht Title.




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