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121 years ago

Terry McGovern vs Eddie Santry

Terry McGovern vs Eddie Santry

Date: 1st February 1900

Venue: Tattersall's, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Title: 6 Round Featherweight Contest / Santry had laid claim to the World Featherweight Title

Terry McGovern
( 43 - 2 - 3 )
Weight: None lbs

Eddie Santry
( 23 - 4 - 5 )
Weight: None lbs


A crowd of 15,000 packed into Tattersall's in Chicago to see 'Terrible Terry McGovern tear away Eddie Santry's claim to the World Featherweight crown by way of a 5th round knockout. Referee George Siler reached the count of ten just as Santry got to his feet but counted him out to save him for another day.

Santry had claimed that he held the World Featherweight Championship after his knockout of Ben Jordan.

After his victory of Santry, McGovern was recognised as World Featherweight champion by the British Empire and the USA.