1899-03-01 (150lbs) Tommy Ryan w co 8 (20) Charley Johnson, Whittington Park Arena, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

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1899-03-01 (150lbs) Tommy Ryan w co 8 (20) Charley Johnson, Whittington Park Arena, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. Referee: Jake Holtman. Made at 150lbs, Ryan was now claiming the title at all weights between 150lbs and 158lbs. It was soon apparent that Johnson was no match for Ryan, who let him force the fight for two or three rounds before opening up in the fourth with stiff blows to the ribs. In the eighth Johnson was dropped three times from body blows, the last time seeing him counted out.