1900-08-30 (142lbs) Rube Ferns w pts 15 Matty Matthews, Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USA

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1900-08-30 (142lbs) Rube Ferns w pts 15 Matty Matthews, Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Referee: Malachy Hogan. Ferns successfully defended the American 142lbs title in this one after what had been a good, clean contest. While the press generally reported that a draw would have been fairer, the referee stated that he had awarded Ferns the decision on the basis of him having landed at the rate of three to one.