1900-05-18 (158lbs) Charles Kid McCoy w rtd 6 (25) Dan Creedon, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA
1900-05-18 (158lbs) Charles Kid McCoy w rtd 6 (25) Dan Creedon, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Made at 158lbs, McCoy’s title claim at the weight was on the line in this one and he had no trouble in disposing of Creedon, who looked very much the smaller man of the two. Creedon was knocked down in the third and sixth rounds, the last time seeing his corner throw in the towel after 34 seconds of the session had elapsed. With Creedon never posing a threat, it appeared that McCoy could have finished his rival off at any time.
On 29 May at Tattersall’s Arena, Chicago, Illinois, McCoy took on Tommy Ryan in a six-round contest where both men were inside 158lbs, thus risking their title claims at the weight. Having raised McCoy’s hand at the final bell, the referee, Malachy Hogan, was overruled when it came to light that the contract had stated that if both men were on their feet at the end of the contest a draw would be given.