1891-12-13 (144lbs) Tommy Ryan w co 14 (finish) Frank Howson, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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1891-12-13 (144lbs) Tommy Ryan w co 14 (finish) Frank Howson, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Referee: George Siler. According to the New York Herald and Sporting Life, this fight, which took place in an old skating rink, was billed for the world welter title at 144lbs. With four-ounce gloves in use it climaxed after Ryan feinted with the left before unleashing a right to the jaw which led to the count out.