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1889-01-31 (122lbs) [[Frank Murphy]] w pts 18 (15) [[Johnny Griffin]], Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Set for 15 rounds with three extra contested, Murphy (122) drew first blood in the first before knocking Griffin (121) down in the seventh and gaining the decision. Murphy claimed the world title at 122lbs on winning, while Griffin, suffering from a closed left eye and swollen hands, was left to reflect on where it had gone wrong for him.  
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1889-01-31 (122lbs) [[Frank Murphy]] w pts 18 (15) [[Johnny Griffin]], Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Set for 15 rounds, with three extra contested, Murphy (122) drew first blood in the first. He then knocked Griffin (121) down in the seventh before going on to gain the decision. Murphy claimed the world title at 122lbs on winning, while Griffin, suffering from a closed left eye and swollen hands, was left to reflect on where it had gone wrong for him.  
  
In England, [[Harry Overton]] won a championship competition when outpointing [[Wag Norton]] over three rounds at the Talbot Street Circus, Nottingham on 15 April, while [[Joe Fielden]], who was due to box Johnson for the title, withdrew at the last moment to leave the latter claiming the title by forfeit on 29 June.  
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In England, [[Harry Overton]] won a championship competition when outpointing [[Wag Norton]] over three rounds at the Talbot Street Circus, Nottingham on 15 April, while [[Joe Fielden]], who was due to box Johnson for the championship, withdrew at the last moment to leave the latter claiming the title by forfeit on 29 June.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:10, 26 March 2013

1889-01-31 (122lbs) Frank Murphy w pts 18 (15) Johnny Griffin, Athenian Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Set for 15 rounds, with three extra contested, Murphy (122) drew first blood in the first. He then knocked Griffin (121) down in the seventh before going on to gain the decision. Murphy claimed the world title at 122lbs on winning, while Griffin, suffering from a closed left eye and swollen hands, was left to reflect on where it had gone wrong for him.

In England, Harry Overton won a championship competition when outpointing Wag Norton over three rounds at the Talbot Street Circus, Nottingham on 15 April, while Joe Fielden, who was due to box Johnson for the championship, withdrew at the last moment to leave the latter claiming the title by forfeit on 29 June.