1889-03-31 (120lbs) Frank Murphy drew 80 (finish) Ike Weir, Kouts, Indiana, USA
1889-03-31 (120lbs) Frank Murphy drew 80 (finish) Ike Weir, Kouts, Indiana, USA. Referee: Billy Myer. Billed for the world 120lbs title using skin-tight gloves and held in a local hall, Murphy (118) was on his knees three times in the opening two rounds and took terrible punishment up until the 20th, both of his eyes being badly damaged. From there on in, though, Weir (120), having damaged his hands and broken his jaw, boxed with his hands by his sides and went through the motions for round after round. With no end in sight, only when it was announced that the train was due to leave was the contest ended in the 80th. Despite it not being continued a few days later due to the injuries sustained, both men claimed the title.