1899-05-17 (126lbs) Tommy White w pts 20 Colorado Jack Dempsey, Rovers’ Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, USA

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1899-05-17 (126lbs) Tommy White w pts 20 Colorado Jack Dempsey, Rovers’ Wheel Club, Denver, Colorado, USA. Referee: George Jordan. Made at 126lbs, with White’s title claim at the weight automatically on the line he retained it despite breaking his left hand on Dempsey’s head in the tenth round. Prior to that, although White had Dempsey groggy at times the latter showed great endurance to fight his way out of trouble. While there was no doubt that White was suffering after the injury to his hand he did not let it affect his work-rate, and from the 12th onwards he often landed at will, Dempsey showing great spirit to stay with him.

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