1889-02-13 (133lbs) Jack McAuliffe drew 64 (finish) Billy Myer, Burch’s Opera House, North Judson, Indiana, USA

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1889-02-13 (133lbs) Jack McAuliffe drew 64 (finish) Billy Myer, Burch’s Opera House, North Judson, Indiana, USA. Referee: Mike McDonald. Using skin¬-tight gloves and fighting under MoQ Rules, with both men inside the required 133lbs, it got away well and while McAuliffe looked the most menacing Myer boxed cleverly on the retreat. McAuliffe, who did all the leading, was cut in the 29th round and dropped in the 44th after a sharp exchange. There was no doubt at this stage that Myer, showing great reflexes, was boxing for the draw and with McAuliffe unable to catch up with him the referee called for a draw in 64th. If not a violent contest, it had certainly been a scientific one and Myer laid claim to the championship following the result. The fight was brought to an end by the referee, who felt that a clear result would not have been forthcoming. On 17 March 1890, McAuliffe admitted that he could not make 133lbs for a prospective defence against Jim Carroll on 21 March and whilst the fight went ahead at 137lbs he forfeited the 133lbs championship to the Englishman.