1900-01-12 (165lbs) Charles Kid McCoy w rsc 4 (25) Joe Choynski, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1900-01-12 (165lbs) Kid McCoy w rsc 4 (25) Joe Choynski, Broadway AC, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Johnny White. Not billed for the title, but with both men inside 165lbs Choynski’s title claim, even if not generally recognised, belonged to McCoy (165) at that moment in time. The fight itself was quite extraordinary. McCoy was put down in the third round three times and on the final occasion was only saved by the referee missing the count, the timekeeper telling him that he had reached 12 and as far as he was concerned McCoy had lost. Unfortunately, the damage was done and to add insult to injury, having just escaped losing, McCoy knocked Choynski (163) down heavily after the bell to end the third which effectively brought the contest to an end, the latter unable to get off his stool for the next round. However, with McCoy concentrating on defending his middleweight claim and looking to get among the heavies, there would be no more activity for him in the new weight class until he was selected to settle the title against Jack Root.