1899-03-03 (135lbs) Frank Erne w co 7 (20) Dal Hawkins, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA

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1899-03-03 (135lbs) Frank Erne w co 7 (20) Dal Hawkins, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Joe Choynski. Made at 135lbs, after having the best of it for six rounds, knocking Erne down in the first, Hawkins was rushed off his feet in the seventh before a crashing right to the jaw knocked him out.

Erne, who was already claiming the 133lbs title, automatically took over Hawkins’ somewhat fragile 135lbs claim following this one.