1889-04-26 (115/116lbs) Cal McCarthy w rtd 4 (finish) Johnny Murphy, Bay State Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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1889-04-26 (115/116lbs) Cal McCarthy w rtd 4 (finish) Johnny Murphy, Bay State Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Referee: Al Smith. Made for the American 115lbs title in two-ounce gloves, McCarthy (114¾) was dropped twice in the first round and again in the third before Murphy (114¼) was retired at the end of the fourth, having broken his wrist.

In England, Charlie Smith was claiming the 116lbs title by July.