1894-07-19 (132/133lbs) Stanton Abbott w rtd 5 (15) Johnny Young, Dan Henry’s Theatre, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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1894-07-19 (132/133lbs) Stanton Abbott w rtd 5 (15) Johnny Young, Dan Henry’s Theatre, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Referee: George Northridge. This contest was thought to have involved Abbott’s 132/133lbs title claim, while Young was claiming the American 130lbs title despite his record not supporting that.

Abbott quickly impressed those at ringside with his excellent skills, and although he took a round or two to weigh Young up he was merely biding his time. Following Young around the ring in the fourth, driving in blows from both hands, Abbott had his man in a corner badly hurt when the round ended. Immediately the fifth was underway Abbott got down to business. Following several meaty blows to Young’s head, when the latter was sent to the floor, dazed and bewildered, it came as no surprise when the towel was raised halfway through the count.

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