1901-10-28 (140lbs) Matty Matthews w disq 5 (20) Tom Couhig, International AC, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

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1901-10-28 (140lbs) Matty Matthews w disq 5 (20) Tom Couhig, International AC, Fort Erie, New York, USA. Referee: Ed McBride. With both men inside 138lbs at the 3pm weigh-in, Matthews retained his hold on the American 140lbs title after Couhig was disqualified for shoving the champion up against the ropes and striking him several times. It had been relatively even up until then, but Couhig had been badly hurt by solid rights to the jaw just moments earlier.