1897-01-30 (115lbs) Jimmy Barry drew 20 Sammy Kelly, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA
30 January (115lbs) Jimmy Barry drew 20 Sammy Kelly, Broadway AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Made at catchweights, Barry (108) and Kelly (115) boxed a scientific draw, with the latter showing much cleverness. Kelly had the longer reach and occasionally made it pay off, especially when dropping Barry for ‘nine’ in the fifth round with a tremendous left swing. Kelly was staggered in the 20th, but came firing back to earn the draw. Following the fight Barry claimed the 115lbs title.