1899-03-10 (142lbs) Mysterious Billy Smith w disq 14 (20) Kid Lavigne, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA

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1899-03-10 (142lbs) Mysterious Billy Smith w disq 14 (20) Kid Lavigne, Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: Jim McDonald. Billed for the 142lbs title, Lavigne (139) had a slight lead by the 14th round but was badly shaken up in that session and when his brother jumped into the ring the referee stopped the fight, awarding the decision to Smith (142).

Meantime, in England, Pat Daly was still trying to get his hands on the vacant English 142lbs title and challenged Johnny Hughes and any man in the world on 20 November 1900.

This was followed by challenges to all England from Jewey Cook (October 1901), Owen Sweeney and Harry Ward (November 1901) and Charlie Knock (December 1901) with nothing ever settled.