1897-01-30 (115lbs) Jimmy Barry drew 20 Sammy Kelly, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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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.