Arthur Pelkey vs. Luther McCarty
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.