1887-01-15 (133lbs) Jack McAuliffe w co 28 (finish) Harry Gilmore, Morris’ Smithery, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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1887-01-15 (133lbs) Jack McAuliffe w co 28 (finish) Harry Gilmore, Morris’ Smithery, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA. It was also reported as being held in a Salvation Army hall. Billed for the American and world 133lbs title, McAuliffe (132¾) beat Gilmore (128½), who was knocked down twice in the 23rd round and twice in the 28th, the last knockdown being the finisher, to win the Ed Holske International Challenge Belt. Wearing skin-¬tight gloves, for $2,500 a side and and a $5,000 purse, it was contested under MoQ Rules. On 13 May, Ed Holske awarded the belt to Jem Carney after the latter had gone to America to specifically make a match with McAuliffe, which he was unable to do.