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1899-02-22 (144lbs) [[Bobby Dobbs]] drew 1 (20) [[Pat McDonald]], Wellington Palace, Glasgow, Scotland. Referee: George Dunning. Billed as a defence of Dobbs’ 144lbs title despite being contested over two-minute rounds, the fight was halted when the police climbed into the ring and arrested both men for assault. The action came about when McDonald, having only his second contest, should have been disqualified after being knocked out of the ring and helped back in again. With the police not recognising the mood of the audience a full-scale riot ensued and it came as no surprise that the men were immediately rematched, the fight being switched to England.  
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1899-02-22 (144lbs) [[Bobby Dobbs]] drew 1 (20) [[Pat McDonald]], Wellington Palace, Glasgow, Scotland. Referee: George Dunning. Billed as a defence of Dobbs’ 144lbs title despite being contested over two-minute rounds, the fight was halted when the police climbed into the ring and arrested both men for assault. The action came about when McDonald, having only his second contest, should have been disqualified after being knocked out of the ring and helped back in again. With the police not recognising the mood of the audience a full-scale riot ensued. It came as no surprise that the men were immediately rematched, the fight being switched to England.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:49, 26 May 2013

1899-02-22 (144lbs) Bobby Dobbs drew 1 (20) Pat McDonald, Wellington Palace, Glasgow, Scotland. Referee: George Dunning. Billed as a defence of Dobbs’ 144lbs title despite being contested over two-minute rounds, the fight was halted when the police climbed into the ring and arrested both men for assault. The action came about when McDonald, having only his second contest, should have been disqualified after being knocked out of the ring and helped back in again. With the police not recognising the mood of the audience a full-scale riot ensued. It came as no surprise that the men were immediately rematched, the fight being switched to England.