Found October 05, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
(Chamreon Songkitrat, left, and Jimmy Carruthers; Jay Robert Nash Collection)"Undefeated Jimmy Carruthers of Australia retained his world bantamweight title tonight by out-pointing Chamreon Songkitrat, Thailand police lieutenant, in a grueling, bloody 12-rounder fought in a driving rainstorm. Because of the heavy downpour, both fighter fought bare-footed, the first world title fight in Thailand's history. A crowd of around 50,000 sat in the open air National Auditorium... The bout was interrupted in the third and ninth rounds when exposed electric bulbs over the ring exploded and splattered glass over the ring. Time had to be called while the glass was swept up." - Times-Picayune, 1954, Jimmy Carruthers vs. Chamreom Songkitrat "The American A.C., the new boxing club in this city, which had its opening last night, was handicapped by the weather, but the conditions as they existed would not attract anyone who seeks comfort. Three bouts were held in a clubhouse wh...
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