1900-02-22 (145lbs) Rube Ferns w pts 20 Mike Donovan, Hawthorne AC, Buffalo, New York, USA

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1900-02-22 (145lbs) Rube Ferns w pts 20 Mike Donovan, Hawthorne AC, Buffalo, New York, USA. Advertised as a world title fight at 145lbs according to the Buffalo Courier, Ferns’ title claim at the weight was on the line in this one and while Donovan gave a game and aggressive display he was generally playing second fiddle. The only knockdown of the contest saw Donovan down in the 19th round from a right swing to the side of the head.