Boxing History, This Day in Boxing

Carruthers beats Songkitrat BAREFOOT IN THE RAIN This Day May 2, 1954



Jimmy Carruthers beats vs Chamroen Songkitrat This Day May 2, 1954



  • Jimmy Carruthers 117½
  • Chamroen Songkitrat 117¼
  • National Stadium Gymnasium, Bangkok, Thailand
  • W PTS 12/12
  • referee: Bill Henneberry 7-5
  • World Bantamweight Title


Carruthers subsequently retires, vacating the title / Attendance: 69,819. The first, and only title bout, fought barefoot in the gloved era of boxing. The fighters fought barefoot in a driving rainstorm throughout the bout. Referee and sole judge Bill Henneberry scored it 7-5 for Carruthers.

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