1902-10-13 (135lbs) Joe Gans w co 5 (20) Kid McPartland, International AC, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Revision as of 11:32, 19 January 2012 by Hugman (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

1902-10-13 (135lbs) Joe Gans w co 5 (20) Kid McPartland, International AC, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Referee: Charlie White. The Buffalo Courier reported this to be a world title bout with neither man above 135lbs, and while McPartland did the early fighting once Gans got into his stride it was all over. Dropped by a straight right in the third before being sent crashing from a left hook to the body, McPartland was counted out at 2.25 of the fifth.