1890-09-27 Paddy Slavin w rtd 2 (15) Joe McAuliffe, Ormonde Club, Walworth, London, England
1890-09-27 Paddy Slavin w rtd 2 (15) Joe McAuliffe, Ormonde Club, Walworth, London, England. Initially the fight had been set for 30 rounds or more, but on the insistence of the police it was rescheduled for 15 with both men to use four-ounce gloves. Billed for the world championship, both fighters started as if they meant business and prior to the end of the opening round, following a clinch, Slavin (183) dropped McAuliffe (210) heavily. Although McAuliffe made it back to his corner, before too long in the second he began to cut a sorry figure as Slavin chased him down. With the blows raining in on him, McAuliffe was dropped twice more before his seconds tossed in the towel following the second knockdown. Slavin won the Police Gazette championship belt on his victory.
Earlier in the year, McAuliffe was reported to have agreed a match with John L. Sullivan for purse offers as high as $15,000, but this was denied by the ‘Boston Strong Boy’ and McAuliffe claimed the American glove title by forfeit.