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Monday, March 21, 2011

1890-03-21 Jack McAuliffe W-KO47 Jimmy Carroll [California Athletic Club, San Francisco, CA, USA]

1890-03-22 Daily Alta California (San Francisco, CA) (page 8)
Jack McAuliffe Defeats Jimmy Carroll in Forty-seven Rounds.

The fight at the California Athletic Club last night between Jack McAuliffe and Jimmy Carroll for a purse of $3000 and a side bet of $5000, resulted in McAuliffe knocking Carroll out in the forty-seventh round. McAuliffe weighed 134½ and Carroll 135½ pounds. Up to the forty-sixth round it looked as if Carroll had the best of it. He stabbed McAuliffe with his left in the face at least fifty times. In the twelfth round Carroll had a narrow escape from being knocked out by his head striking the floor as both men fell in a clinch with McAuliffe on top. Carroll, during the fight, tried to land with his swinging blows, but could not get them in with much effect. McAuliffe's strength was failing and it seemed as if one good blow would have put him out. He fought desperately, however, in the last round, and his wild strikes caught Carroll in the stomach. The men clinched and Carroll fell. He was up before the ten seconds expired, but weak and groggy. McAuliffe then forced the fight, although he could hardly stand, an
d it looked as if his legs would go out from under him. He got in a swinging right-hander on Carroll's jaw and the latter fell to the floor, striking his head heavily. He was unable to rise, and McAuliffe was declared the winner.

The Directors of the Club have determined to make a match between Jackson and Joe McAuliffe.

1890-03-22 Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA) (page 3)
Result of His Encounter with Jimmy Carroll at the California Club.
Last evening Jack McAuliffe and Jimmy Carroll battled in the rooms of the California Athletic Club for the lightweight championship of the world, a purse of $3,000 and a wager of $5,000 a side. It was the most scientific battle ever fought in this city, and Jimmy Carroll, who is at least thirteen years the senior of his opponent, astonished everybody who witnessed the contest by his remarkable fighting. Both men showed in the ring at 9 o'clock, and it was announced that Carroll weighed 135½ pounds and McAuliffe 134½ pounds. Both men were in the pink of condition.

Until the last ten rounds McAuliffe was the aggressor, and then Carroll took a hand and forced the pace, having the better of his opponent. The move was an unfortunate one for Carroll, however, as McAuliffe watched his opportunity and as Carroll came at him, in the forty-seventh round, with a left-hand smash at the body, he crooked his rights and, throwing all his strength into the blow, landed on Jimmy's jaw, and Carroll fell limp on the floor. He arose, however, gamely, and fought back well until another blow on the jaw sent him down and out.

1890-03-22 The St. Louis Republic (St. Louis, MO) (page 3)
The Betting Previous to the Battle--The Men in the Ring--Fight by Rounds--The Long Reach of the Winner Stands Him in Good Stead.

Special to The Republic.

San Francisco, March 21.--There was not an empty seat in the exhibition-room of the California Athletic Club to-night, the attraction being the great glove fight between Jimmy Carroll and Jack McAuliffe for the light championship of the world. All day long the pool-rooms had been as busy as bee hives, and it is estimated that $20,000 was wagered on the results. Most of the money was laid at odds of $100 to $60 on McAuliffe. The men were both trained down to the finest possible shape and prepared in all respects for the fight of their lives.

No pugilistic event ever held in this city created more interest than this contest. Lovers of this class of sport had been looking forward to the fight ever since McAuliffe's arrival here about two months ago, when a final settlement of conditions was agreed upon, and during the last few weeks the coming contest awakened the keenest interest. This was due in a great measure to the large amount of money at stake upon the result. The purse offered by the club amounted to $3,000, of which $500 was to go to the loser. In addition to this sum each principal posted $5,000 on the fight, making the total sum which would fall into the hands of the winner $12,500. Before the terms of the contest were completed Carroll demanded that both men should fight at 133 pounds, but McAuliffe declared that he could not get down to that weight without injury to himself, and it was finally agreed that the men should weigh in before the contest at 137 pounds.

A number of sporting men arrived here from Eastern points some time ago, attracted by the coming fight, and it was freely reported that they had brought large amounts of money with them which they intended to place on McAuliffe. When the match was first made Carroll was a favorite here, but soon after the announcement was made that there was so much McAuliffe money in the market Carroll's admirers evinced a decided unwillingness to come forward, the general impression being that they were holding out for large odds. The consequence was that up to the day of the fight the amount wagered was not as large as expected. Two to one on McAuliffe was what Carroll's friends wanted. The Eastern supporters of McAuliffe made offers ranging from $100 to $80, to $100 to $60, but they found but few takers, though the pool-rooms during the last few days have been crowded with friends of both men.

So far as the condition of the men was concerned it was regarded as perfect in both cases. The men met at the California Club last night and selected seconds. Carroll selected Martin Murphy and Florrie Barnett. McAuliffe announced that Billy Madden and Jack Dempsey would be in his corner. Carroll immediately raised a strong objection to Dempsey on the ground that he was an employee of the club, and as such was disqualified to act as second. The directors pointed out that Carroll himself, who is also an employee of the club, had acted as second of McCarthy in the latter's fight with Dempsey last month. They therefore suspended the rule and allowed Dempsey to go behind McAuliffe to-night. Hiram Cook was selected as referee.


Owing to some rumors afloat yesterday that the contest was not to be a genuine one, President Fulda last night informed Carroll and McAuliffe that if at any time during the contest there was any evidence of "fooling," the fight would be stopped and the men thrown out of the ring.

As early as 6 o'clock this evening spectators began to assemble at the gymnasium of the California Club, and two hours later there was not a vacant seat in the large building, fully 2,000 persons being present. The betting became more brisk this evening, though the Carroll men still persisted in their demands for two to one, and considerable money was placed at those odds. Among the heaviest bets made was one of $2,000 to $1,000 on McAuliffe.

Previous to the contest an effort was made to pass a resolution instructing the board of directors to arrange a match between McAuliffe and Peter Jackson, but the club decided to leave the matter in the hands of the directors.

It was nearly 9 o'clock when the contestants, accompanied by their seconds, appeared in the ring. McAuliffe was the first to step over the ropes. Both men were received with much enthusiasm. The weights were announced as follows: McAuliffe, 134½; Carroll, 135½.


Time was called at 9:10.

In the first round McAuliffe opened with a rush, but Carroll escaped by dodging. McAuliffe followed this in a moment and reached Carroll's neck three times with his right. McAuliffe made another rush and again found Carroll's neck, the men clinched and the round closed.

Second Round--Carroll opened by a rush on McAuliffe and jagged his jaw several times, McAuliffe returning with a hot right-hand blow in Carroll's ribs and followed it up with a swing on the neck. Carroll countered with a hard left one on Mac's jaw. The men then sparred cautiously till the close of the round.

Third Round--The men sparred a full minute and then Mac led out with his left, catching Carroll under chin, repeating it before Carroll had recovered from his first shock and a clinch followed. Carroll then tried a hard swing, but McAuliffe dodged. In the clinch that followed McAuliffe received a sharp upper cut.

Fourth Round--McAuliffe reached Carroll's ear with his right and then gave him a vicious upper-cut with his left. McAuliffe made a half dozen terrible lunges, all of which Carroll escaped by clean dodging until just before the round closed, when he received a sharp rap in the ribs, and immediately countered on McAuliffe's jaw.

Fifth Round--McAuliffe aimed for Carroll's jaw, but received a hard jab on the mouth, which sent him down on his knees. He rose at once and several rallies followed, in which Carroll received a left-hander on the neck.

Sixth Round--McAuliffe again caught Carroll in the jaw with a hard right-hander, and followed it up with two stinging blows in the wind. McAuliffe continued to play for his opponent's wind, and reached there several times with marvellous rapidity.

Seventh Round--McAuliffe continued the same tactics, and landed two more left-handed blows on Carroll's body. Some sharp fighting at close quarters followed, in which neither had any advantage. McAuliffe continued to do most of the leading, but Carroll escaped much punishment by clever dodging.

Eighth Round--There was little done till near the close, when there was a sharp rally in which Carroll received considerable pounding.

Ninth Round--McAuliffe's advantage in reach had served him well so far. There was another hot rally in this round, in which Carroll brought a little blood from McAuliffe's forehead. McAuliffe again rushed the fighting.

Tenth Round--McAuliffe landed on Carroll's ribs several times, though the blows were not hard. McAuliffe had a narrow escape from a swinging right-hander which just grazed his ear. He responded with a terrific right swing on Carroll's jaw.

Eleventh Round--McAuliffe opened the round with a hard left-hander on Carroll's stomach, but received in return a terrific jab in the mouth. McAuliffe then caught Carroll on the nose and the latter again countered on the neck.

Twelfth Round--This was the shortest round of the fight so far. There was a hot rally in which a number of blows were exchanged. A clinch followed, in which the men fell heavily to the floor, McAuliffe on top. Carroll rose and some terrific slugging at close quarters followed until both men were very groggy. Carroll here scored a clean knock-down by landing on McAuliffe's jaw.

Thirteenth Round--Both men fought hard for a knockout, although they were very tired. McAuliffe did most of the rushing, but just before the round closed Carroll gave him a staggering blow in the jaw, which almost sent him to the floor.

Fourteenth Round--Carroll seemed to be the fresher when the men came up. They sparred carefully, and there was little done during the first half of the round. Then Mac landed with his left on Carroll's cheek. The latter countered with a light tap on Mac's jaw.

Fifteenth Round--McAuliffe again found Carroll's wind hard. Just before the round closed Carroll forced matters, catching Mac heavily in the wind and again on the jaw. The latter saved himself from further punishment by a clinch.

Sixteenth Round--Mac landed well with his long left, and prevented Carroll from getting close enough to him to do damage with his left. Carroll seemed to be the stronger man. Little was done in this round except a right-hand stinger on Carroll's ribs from Mac's right.

Seventeenth Round--This round opened with a short rally, with honors about even. Both men were evidently very tired, and little else was done during the round.

Eighteenth Round--The men clinched and as they broke away Carroll upper-cut McAuliffe viciously and then gave him several right and left-handers which staggered him perceptibly. McAuliffe closed the round with a left-hand punch on Carroll's mouth.

Nineteenth Round--But little damage was done in the round until just at the close, when McAuliffe reached Carroll's ribs three times and each time received a sharp counter in the neck which staggered him.

Twentieth Round--Mac resumed punching operations on Carroll's body with but little effect. Carroll feinted several times, but made little effort to lead.

Twenty-first Round--Mac landed a hard right-hander on Carroll's jaw and attempted to follow it up with his left. Carroll escaped by a clever dodge. A moment later McAuliffe reached his neck and then gave him a left-hand swing in the ribs.

Twenty-second Round--McAuliffe again reached Carroll's neck. The latter tried to return the blow, but Mac jumped away. Carroll next staggered back from a right-hander in the cheek. Carroll attempted a pivot blow several times, but failed to reach McAuliffe as the latter ducked cleverly.

Twenty-third Round--Carroll gave McAuliffe a left hand swing full in the mouth.

Twenty-fourth Round--Mac landed hard on Carroll's wind twice and received a hot one in the throat.

Twenty-fifth Round--Both men did considerable leading, but the blows were light, with the exception of one right-hander of Carroll's which caught McAuliffe in the ear, hard.

The twenty-sixth round was very tame, but in the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth there was some sharp fighting at close quarters, in which McAuliffe had the advantage. He pounded Carroll about the neck and body till the latter staggered under his blows. In the next two rounds there was some heavy hitting with very little advantage to either man.


The next few rounds were generally in McAuliffe's favor, both men displaying much cleverness. There were a number of rallies, in which considerable pounding was done by McAuliffe. Mac's blows seemed to have greater effect when the men were not fighting at close quarters. McAuliffe had the advantage nearly all the time, as Carroll seldom reached him. Once McAuliffe landed a straight right-hand blow on Carroll's neck, which had a staggering effect. At the close of the thirty-sixth round the men, while not strong, were both in fair condition. The thirty-seventh round was very tame, but the men sparred the next round with some slight exchanges and then Carroll commenced to pound away at Mac's face and jaw. Carroll reached his mark more than a half-dozen times and Mac was evidently becoming dazed. He struck out weakly, but Carroll would get away safely and come back with another jab to Mac's face. Carroll repeated this performance in the next round, though with not such good effect. The fortieth round was quiet.

McAuliffe recovered a little in the next round, but in the forty-second Carroll gave him an ugly upper-cut, and then planted several more hard ones on his nose and face, causing the blood to flow freely and making McAuliffe stagger. In the forty-third round McAuliffe was plainly getting weaker, and a number of blows on his jaw from Carroll's fist in this round did not improve his condition.

McAuliffe ended the fight in the forty-seventh round, after savage slugging, by knocking Carroll out by a blow in the mouth.

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