1898-03-11 Tom Sharkey drew 7 (20) Joe Choynski, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA
1898-03-11 Tom Sharkey drew 7 (20) Joe Choynski, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: George Green. Yet another rough and tumble of a contest instigated by Sharkey saw him rush Choynski time and again, repeatedly fouling him. Choynski was easily the better boxer of the two, sending in stiff left jabs, but in the fifth he was dropped more by a push than a punch and on getting up was being forced over the ropes before being helped by the attending police. Hurt in the sixth, Sharkey continued his rushing tactics in the seventh and after dropping Choynski with a dubious punch he then pushed him through the ropes. At that point the referee called the fight off on the instructions of the police and announced a drawn decision.