1894-07-26 (142lbs) Tommy Ryan w pts 20 Mysterious Billy Smith, Twin City AC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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1894-07-26 (142lbs) Tommy Ryan w pts 20 Mysterious Billy Smith, Twin City AC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Referee: Joe Choynski. Billed for the championship with both men inside the articled 142lbs, Smith made the running as Ryan stayed on the back foot, going down twice in the eighth round to avoid punishment, before coming on strong to do serious damage to his opponent’s eyes by the 12th. In the 15th Smith, by now tiring, went down and was dropped twice more in the 19th prior to Ryan being awarded the decision.