1890-02-07 (115/116lbs) George Dixon drew 70 (finish) Cal McCarthy, Union Athletic Clubrooms, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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1890-02-07 (115/116lbs) George Dixon drew 70 (finish) Cal McCarthy, Union Athletic Clubrooms, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Billed for the 115lbs title, and contested in two-ounce gloves, the fight was called off when the two men were too exhausted to continue and agreed to a draw. In what was a stubborn affair, McCarthy (114½) broke an arm in the earlier rounds but had managed to keep going regardless, while Dixon (114½) was unable to take advantage.

In England, on 19 December, Arthur Wilkinson outpointed Charlie Mansford over eight rounds at the Social Club, Kennington, London to win a 116lbs championship competition, prior to George Camp challenging the world at the weight on 6 February 1891.