26 December (108lbs) Harry McDermott w co 3 (20) Johnny Hughes, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England

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26 December (108lbs) Harry McDermott w co 3 (20) Johnny Hughes, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: Billy Bell. Billed for the world 108lbs title claimed by Hughes (110), although the latter was two pounds over the weight it did not stop the brilliant McDermott (107) claiming the title by forfeit or otherwise on his victory. It had been easy work for McDermott and after having Hughes over at the end of the second round he knocked him out with a right to the jaw early in the third.