1914-05-21 (158lbs) Al McCoy nd-l pts 10 Billy Murray, Stadium AC, St Nicholas Rink, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1914-05-21 (158lbs) Al McCoy nd-l pts 10 Billy Murray, Stadium AC, St Nicholas Rink, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. With the title claim at stake for both men, Murray (157) had little difficulty with McCoy (154½), battering him around the head with two hands at times in the first eight rounds until the latter came back in the ninth. Up until then Murray had proved superior to the New Yorker, especially on the inside. The last two sessions witnessed a slugfest, McCoy coming close to stopping Murray immediately before the final bell rang. Both men finished with badly swollen right eyes.