1902-11-14 (138lbs) Joe Gans w rtd 14 (20) Charley Sieger, Eureka Club, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1902-11-14 (138lbs) Joe Gans w rtd 14 (20) Charley Sieger, Eureka Club, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Billed for the 138lbs world title, Sieger’s seconds threw the towel in at 1.25 of the 14th after their man had been decked three times during the round. Sieger, who was no match for Gans technically but was capable of taking terrific punishment, had also been down in the 13th.
Although no weights were given in the Providence Journal, Gans’ 20-round contest against the little known Howard Wilson (w rsc 3 at the Athletic Club, Scituate, Rhode Island on 19 December) should be considered in my opinion as involving his 138lbs claim.
Other fights for Gans thought to have been made at 138lbs, which cannot be verified, came against Sieger (drew 10 at the Criterion AC, Boston, Massachusetts on 31 December), Dave Holly (nd-drew 6 at the State AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 23 October 1903), Jack Blackburn (nd-drew 6 at the Washington AC, Philadelphia on 2 November 1903) and Holly (nd-w pts 6 at the Washington AC on 7 December 1903).