1900-05-10 (124lbs) Oscar Gardner w disq 14 (25) Kid Broad, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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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 at Fort Dearborn AC, Chicago, Illinois on 1 June), Billy Ryan (w co 18 at the Businessmens’ Gym, Cleveland, Ohio on 12 June) and Billy Barrett (w disq 15 at the Broadway AC on 15 June) at 124lbs, 120lbs and 122lbs, respectively, thus risking his claim at 124lbs.