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Monday, June 6, 2011

1904-06-06 Dave Holly ND Joe Grim [National Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA]

1904-06-07 The Evening World (New York, NY) (page 10)

(Special to The Evening World.)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 7.--Joe Grim, he of the iron jaw and rugged constitution that has withstood more beatings than any five fighters that ever donned the mitts, was the recipient of another severe lacing at the hands of Dave Holly last night at the National A. C. While Grim managed to stay the prescribed six rounds, he was all in at the finish and was holding on to Holly for dear life. Holly was in a rocky condition at the end himself, but it was not the result of Grim's punches, but he tired himself out punching Grim. Joe showed his ability to take punishment, but he was there to stay the limit and he did so.

Young Erne and Johnny Marto, of New York, repeated their fierce go of two weeks ago. The boys went through six terrific rounds and in a couple of rounds science was thrown to the wind and the go resolved itself into an old-time slugging match.

1904-06-07 The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) (page 6)
The bout between Joe Grim and Dave Holly last night at the National Athletic Club was a corking affair for action, and it went the limit. Grim stood off another man, although the Italian was forced to take the count in the last round as the result of a stiff punch to the jaw. Joseph was decidedly to the bad at the close of the sixth.

In the semi-wind-up Young Erne and Johnny Marto put up a duplicate to their bout of several weeks ago. It was a splendid affair, and Young Erne had something the better of the going.

1904-06-07 The Philadelphia Record (Philadelphia, PA) (page 9)
Outpointed Italian in Every Round at National Athletic Club.
Young Erne Outpointed Johnny Marto in Six Exciting Rounds in the Best Contest of the Night.
Dave Holly bested Joe Grim in the wind-up at the National Athletic Club last night, but, although he had the best of every round and once put the Italian down for the count, the negro could not stop Grim, and at the end of the bout Joe was there just as good as ever. Holly did all of the fighting except in the fifth round, when Grim rushed matters for awhile. The bout was not interesting, for both men did too much clinching and wrestling, and a great deal of time was wasted in this kind of work.

In the preliminary contests George Walker outpointed Johnny Kelly in a rattling six-round bout; Eddie Rocap and Johnny Allen went the limit at a good clip, while Jimmy Devine and Jack Durane boxed six fast rounds, with honors slightly in favor of the latter.

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