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1894-09-26 (158lbs) [[Bob Fitzsimmons]] w co 2 (finish) [[Dan Creedon]], Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Jim Duffy. Billed for the 158lbs title, Fitzsimmons (155½) quickly took the initiative in the opening round when forcing Creedon (157) back and early in the second dropped the latter with heavy rights to the jaw. Back on his feet, but in a poor condition Creedon was punched about from head to body before a smashing left to the chin sent him down to be counted out at 1.40 of the session.  
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1894-09-26 (158lbs) [[Bob Fitzsimmons]] w co 2 (finish) [[Dan Creedon]], Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Jim Duffy. Billed for the 158lbs title, Fitzsimmons (155½) quickly took the initiative in the opening round when forcing Creedon (157) back, and early in the second dropped the latter with heavy rights to the jaw. On his feet, but in a poor condition, Creedon was punched about from head to body before a smashing left to the chin sent him down to be counted out at 1.40 of the session.  
  
By early 1896 it was clear that Fitzsimmons, unable to make 158lbs anymore, had set his sights on the heavyweight title, even though he continued to call himself the middleweight champion, and [[Tommy Ryan]], who had already beaten the former titleholder, [[Nonpareil Jack Dempsey]], claimed the crown.
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By early 1896 it was clear that Fitzsimmons, unable to make 158lbs anymore, had set his sights on the heavyweight title. Even though Fitzsimmons continued to call himself the middleweight champion, [[Tommy Ryan]], who had already beaten the former titleholder, [[Nonpareil Jack Dempsey]], claimed the crown.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:39, 12 June 2013

1894-09-26 (158lbs) Bob Fitzsimmons w co 2 (finish) Dan Creedon, Olympic Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Referee: Jim Duffy. Billed for the 158lbs title, Fitzsimmons (155½) quickly took the initiative in the opening round when forcing Creedon (157) back, and early in the second dropped the latter with heavy rights to the jaw. On his feet, but in a poor condition, Creedon was punched about from head to body before a smashing left to the chin sent him down to be counted out at 1.40 of the session.

By early 1896 it was clear that Fitzsimmons, unable to make 158lbs anymore, had set his sights on the heavyweight title. Even though Fitzsimmons continued to call himself the middleweight champion, Tommy Ryan, who had already beaten the former titleholder, Nonpareil Jack Dempsey, claimed the crown.