Difference between revisions of "1892-05-31 (122lbs) Johnny Murphy drew 40 (finish) Torpedo Billy Murphy, Pacific AC, San Francisco, California, USA"
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1892-05-31 (122lbs) Johnny Murphy nc 40 (finish) Torpedo Billy Murphy, Pacific AC, San Francisco, California, USA. Billed for the world 122lbs title, from round 26 to 40 not a worthwhile blow was struck before the referee called it off, announcing it to be a no-contest.
A rematch was called for on 8 June, but Billy was forced to withdraw due to injury and Johnny (121½) claimed the title by forfeit.
1892-05-31 (115lbs) Johnny Murphy drew 40 (finish) Torpedo Billy Murphy, Pacific AC, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Mike Sullivan. Although billed for the 122lbs championship, the American, who was inside 115lbs, claimed the title at that weight when the Torpedo, inside 118lbs, failed to continue the contest a few days later. This situation came about after the referee had called a halt to the proceedings as neither man was doing too much. Prior to that moment the American had been twice staggered in the opening session and knocked down in the 29th, but had been able to continue when his opponent, who was much bigger, eased off.
See under Bantamweight Division also.