Arthur Pelkey vs. Luther McCarty

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1913-05-24 : Arthur Pelkey 210 lbs beat Luther McCarty 200 lbs by KO in round 1 of 10

  • Location: Tommy Burns's Arena, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Referee: Edward W. Smith

"White" Heavyweight Championship of the World

Luther McCarty was pronounced dead minutes about eight minutes after the knockout, which came after about 2 minutes of fighting. The coroner's jury decided that no blow had been responsible for McCarty's collapse, but that death was due to a hemorrhage of the brain, probably caused by a previous injury. The next day Tommy Burns's Arena was destroyed by fire; arson was suspected.