1900-10-15 (152lbs) Charlie McKeever w pts 15 Dido Plumb, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1900-10-15 (152lbs) Charlie McKeever w pts 15 Dido Plumb, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the world title at 152lbs, McKeever (150) always seemed to be a step ahead of Plumb (152), who tended to go for the single punch and seemed unable to hit the target with maximum effect. This was possibly due to the fact that McKeever was very quick, both on his feet and with his hands. However, while Plumb remained strong he was always a threat, but even at his best he was only sharing rounds and as they passed by his job became more and more difficult. Despite being dropped by a left hook at the end of the 11th and going over in the 13th, Plumb still persevered and in the 14th he put McKeever down, badly hurting him.

While there was no doubt that McKeever was shaken up he was soon on the go again, cruising through the final session to take the decision, but with Tommy Ryan considered the champion in America his victory carried no weight on the other side of the Atlantic. Regardless of that, according to Young Peter Jackson, he took over McKeever’s claim at the weight when beating the latter by a sixth-round disqualification at the Washington SC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 21 April, despite it being just a six rounder.

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