1898-03-17 (137lbs) Kid Lavigne drew 20 Wilmington Jack Daly, Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
1898-03-17 (137lbs) Kid Lavigne drew 20 Wilmington Jack Daly, Central Armory, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Referee: Kid McCoy. Billed for the world 137lbs lightweight title, having scored a knockdown over Lavigne (133½) in the fourth round Daly (135) looked to have won clearly. The contest had seen both men landing viciously throughout, but Daly, who was up for it, showed no sign of backing down.
A few weeks later, on 11 April, Daly took on Lavigne again, this time in a six-round no-decision bout at The Arena AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, winning the press decision handily. Thought to have been below 135lbs, Daly continued with his claim at that weight. He then claimed the world title at 137lbs on 25 June by default after Lavigne failed to sign for a return bout.