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Fred Duncan 1898/11/05 New York, NY
Reigning American Lightweight champion, defeats Ohio champion Al Williams to claim the world title.



George Bothner 1903/04/02 New York, NY
Reigning American Lightweight champion, defeats English champion Tom Riley to become the World Lightweight champion; has been presented Police Gazette title belt in 1899; loses to Eugene Tremblay on 08/11/27 in Brooklyn, NY but continues to defend the title until 1914 upon retirement.
Eugene Tremblay 1908/11/27 Brooklyn, NY
Again defeats Bothner on 09/04/03 in Chicago, IL.
Jean Paradis 1913/02/28 Montreal, QC
Eugene Tremblay [2] 1913/09<
Walter Miller 1914/01/25 Ft. William, ON
Eugene Tremblay [3] 1914/03/28<
Jean Paradis defeats Tremblay on 14/04/01 in Montreal, QC, but the decision is later over-turned when Paradis is proven three pounds overweight; loses to another claimant Milton Harnden on 17/11/15 in Bellingham, WA but continues to defend the title (see below).
Peter Plourde 1920/09/22 Lowell, MA



Max Wiley 1904/09/19<



Young Miller 1909/01/25 St. Paul. MN
Defeats Fred Bartle and claims the title.



Johnny Billiter 1909/01/26<
Loses to Al Wasem on 11/12/03 in St. Louis, MO and Milton Harnden on 14/06/12 in Bellingham, WA but continues to defend the title; still/again recognized as champion as of 19/03/20.



Bert Kincaid 1912/11/15<
Recognized in Nevada; still champion as of 13/08/26.



Al Wasem 1911/12/03 St. Louis, MO
Defeats Johnny Billiter, who continues to defend the title; still/again champion as of 13/07/05.



Owen Daily 1914/12<
Recognized in Nebraska.
Johnny Makie 1914/12
Owen Daily [2] 1915/01/27 Lincoln, NE
Loses to another claimant Milton Harnden on 17/02/13 in Bellingham, WA but continues to defend the title in Nebraska (see below); defeats another claimant Jack Fisher on 17/04/19 in Minden, NE when Fisher leaves the town before the match; Daily no longer billed as champion in Lincoln as of 24/08.



Milton Harnden 1914/01<
Recognized in northwestern states such as Washington and Utah; defeats the following claimants in Bellingham, WA:
  • Johnny Billiter on 14/06/12
  • Owen Daily on 17/02/13
  • Eugene Tremblay on 17/11/15
Still/again champioin as of 20/12.



Jack Fisher 1916/12/27<
Also defeats Johnny Billiter and Al Wasem sometime before 17/04; loses to another claimant Owen Daily on 17/04/19 in Minden, NE when Fisher leaves the town before the match but continues to claim the title in other states; still/again champion as of 26/01/06.
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Jack Fisher [2] 1927
Retires as champion sometime before 31/09.



Walter Keegan 1918<



Johnny Meyers 1919/01/22<
Recognized in Wisconsin.



Steve Graf 1924/04
Claims the title in Detroit, MI.



Vernon Breedlove 1922/11/14<
Recognized in Missouri and Iowa; still/again champion as of 33/05/26.



Charlie Fischer 1932/03/02<
Recognized in Missouri, Michigan, etc.; still/again champion as of 35/04/04.



Frank Janvier 1932/10<
Recognized in New York and Massachussetts.



Charlie Heard * 1933<



George Karavas 1937/01/14<



Sammy Stein 1938/11/24 Mexico City, MEX
Defeats Lobo Negro for the title.



Earl Conrad 1938/12/15<
Still champion as of 39/12/13.


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