The Mexborough Times, Saturday, October 6, 1917
Denaby Boxer´s Success
Sgt Regan Wins At Doncaster
At the Drill Hall, Doncaster, on Saturday afternoon the chief contest was one of 15 rounds between Sgt J.Regan, a Denaby lad who now holds the lightweight championship of the Army and Navy, won in March last at the N.S.C.and Frank White of Hemsworth, the lightweight Pitman’s champion of Yorkshire.
The two met a few months ago at Lincoln when Regan won on points.
He once again asserted his superiority on Saturday, when through fighting for eight rounds clearly outclassed White. There was never any doubt as to the verdict after the first four rounds, for, starting at a hurricane pace Regan never gave White a chance to settle down.
He had the Hemsworth boy down twice in the third round in the next round White again took a count of eight. He was badly shaken though he stuck it pluckily and did his best against a cleverer man. He was always a trier.
He landed several times splendid left leads but he could not get behind the soldiers guard. It was a splendid contest keenly and cleanly fought.