1899-10-13 (138lbs) Kid McPartland w pts 25 Owen Ziegler, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA
1899-10-13 (138lbs) Kid McPartland w pts 25 Owen Ziegler, Broadway AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Johnny White. With both men inside 138lbs, McPartland somehow held on to his claim at the weight after what was seen to be a terrible decision by the house. Although McPartland landed heavily and was ahead early on by the 12th round Ziegler was forging ahead as he forced the action while keeping up a terrific pace that saw both men tiring by the 20th. Thereafter, McPartland ran round the ring to avoid further punishment and barely made it to the final bell due to exhaustion.