1899-03-13 (140lbs) Jim Holloway w disq 13 (20) Jim Curran, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1899-03-13 (140lbs) Jim Holloway w disq 13 (20) Jim Curran, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 140lbs, with Holloway’s slender Imperial British Empire claim at risk, it was extremely dull for the first five rounds as Curran found it difficult to cope with the South African’s bulldog rushes. Due to that there was plenty of holding. In the ninth the referee was heard to say: “I have already cautioned you twice, do not trifle with me”. Having been cautioned three more times in the tenth for holding, in the 13th the referee had seen enough when disqualifying Curran for persistently ignoring his instructions.

With Curran’s heart no longer in the sport, within a couple of weeks he announced his retirement from boxing to concentrate on running his pub.