Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two Knock Outs at Ridgewood

New York, 1895

Two hotly contested glove fights were decided at Ridgewood on Saturday night. Jimmy Black of New York and Dan Casey of Brooklyn met in the first "go" at catch weights. Casey forced the fighting from the start, but Black was very shifty. Casey put his man to sleep in the ninth round with a straight left hand punch on the chin.

In the second bout, Jack McGrath of Brooklyn faced Billy McDonald of New York at 125 pounds to a finish. It was a good even fight for five rounds, but the tide then set in McDonald's favor, and McGrath was put to sleep with a right body blow in the eleventh round.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, May 10, 1895, p. 1.

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