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Weekly Oskaloosa Herald
May 24, 1888
Pg. 4, Col. 2


Sunday at What Cheer, Harry Martin, champion light weight pugilist of the state, and William Samuels, familiarly known as "the dog", fought to a finish in skin gloves the hottest fight ever fought in Iowa.  They fought twenty-nine rounds in thirty-one minutes in an eighteen foot ring, London prize ring rules.  Martin weighs 132 pounds and Samuels 165.  When the thirtieth round was called Martin promptly stepped to the center, but Samuels was unable to come to time.  Martin was seconded by Frank Owens, at one time champion heavy weight of Montana, and Samuels by Mart Twohy, champion light weight of New Jersey.



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