1924-12-26 Mike McTigue nd-w rsc 4 (10) Jimmy King, City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NBA/GB
1924-12-26 Mike McTigue nd-w rsc 4 (10) Jimmy King, City Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NBA/GB. Referee: Jake Abel. Billed as a budding young puncher, King (162) was no match for the experienced champion who felt his way around in the first session before letting the punches go in the second, sending in left jabs, right crosses and wicked blows to the ribs. Down twice for counts of 'nine' in the third, hooks and uppercuts doing the damage, King was again at the mercy of McTigue (162) in the fourth as the slaughter continued. He was eventually rescued by the referee on the 1.26 mark after being dropped from a barrage of hooks.
With McTigue well inside 175lbs, the Atlanta Constitution reported that the champion was not figuring on losing his title in this one. The paper went on to say that it was common practice for a champion to protect his title by contractually agreeing in advance that if both men were standing at the final bell a draw would be announced.