1901-01-25 (124lbs) Tim Callahan w pts 20 Eddie Gardner, Mahoning AC, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
1901-01-25 (124lbs) Tim Callahan w pts 20 Eddie Gardner, Mahoning AC, Youngstown, Ohio, USA. Referee: Billy Bissell. A return fight between the pair saw a mess up over the articles, which allowed Callahan to make 124lbs while Gardner was forced to weigh in at 122lbs. The fight eventually went ahead, with the winner holding on to his American 124lbs title claim after having a shade the better of 15 of the 20 rounds contested. According to the Youngstown Vindicator newspaper report, all the rounds were chock full of fast work and hot mix-ups in which there were vicious exchanges of swings, jabs, uppercuts and hooks from both hands. Even up to the seventh it looked to be all over in that round as Gardner was dropped by a right to the jaw and sent reeling when up again, but he fought back strongly with both hands. Right through it was that kind of fight and in the 20th another right to the jaw saw Gardner on all fours again twice, only for the gamester to come back with blows of his own to have Callahan backing off.