1900-05-10 (124lbs) Oscar Gardner w disq 14 (25) Kid Broad, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA
1900-05-10 (124lbs) Oscar Gardner w disq 14 (25) Kid Broad, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Referee: Charlie White. Made at 124lbs, Gardner, who brought a badly damaged right hand into the fight, kept his claim alive at the weight on winning. After dropping Broad for ‘nine’ in the first, Gardner fought exclusively with the left from then on. Although Broad had been warned for butting in the 13th, in the 14th he put Gardner down with a straight left, and as the latter got up he rushed in head first, inflicting terrible facial damage, for which he was immediately disqualified.
In his next three fights, Gardner beat Harry Forbes (w co 1 on 1 June at Fort Dearborn AC, Chicago, Illinois), Billy Ryan (w co 18 on 12 June at Businessmens’ Gym, Cleveland, Ohio) and Billy Barrett (w disq 15 on 15 June at the Broadway AC) at 124lbs, 120lbs and 122lbs, respectively, thus risking his claim at 124lbs.