1886-10-29 (135lbs) Jack McAuliffe w co 21 (finish) Bill Frazier, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1886-10-29 (135lbs) Jack McAuliffe w co 21 (finish) Bill Frazier, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Referee: Ed Holske. Made at 135lbs and held in a well-known resort, McAuliffe (133½) took on Frazier (130½) in a contest under MoQ Rules in skin-tight gloves for the Holske challenge belt, emblematic of the lightweight championship of America. Both men made a confident start, throwing plenty of punches, but as the fight wore on it was McAuliffe who looked the likely winner as he used the ring to advantage. There was not a great deal between them coming into the 21st, although it was noticeable that Frazier had less wind at that stage. As the gong went the men rushed at each other, sending in blows thick and fast. It was soon clear that McAuliffe was having the better of the exchanges and after stepping back, feinting his left, he dropped the onrushing Frazier with a tremendous right uppercut to the jaw. There was no way Frazier was going to get up from that and on counting him out the referee presented McAuliffe with the belt.
Elsewhere it was reported that McAuliffe actually scaled 138½ and had to pay forfeit to keep the fight alive, while Frazier pulled out of the return that was scheduled for 15 December.