Johnny O'Leary vs. Clonie Tait (1st meeting)

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1917-07-11 : Clonie Tait 132 lbs beat Johnny O'Leary 134½ lbs by TKO in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Empress Theatre, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • Referee: Young Maxwell
  • Canadian Lightweight Title (5th defense of O'Leary)


  • Bout was started just after 12 noon before a packed house of 800.
  • Maxwell was forced to step in when O'Leary was out on his feet.
  • According to the July 12, 1917 edition of the New York Times, "Clonie Tait, Alberta's undefeated lightweight, today put out Johnny O'Leary, Canadian lightweight title holder, in the final round of a scheduled ten-round bout. O'Leary was badly punished. The referee stopped the fight, declaring Tait champion".

Preceded by:
O'Leary vs. Scott
Canadian Lightweight Title Fight
# 30
Succeeded by:
Tait vs. Haskell II