|THE CLEVELAND HERALD
DECEMBER 25, 1880
Between Sullivan and
The Latter Badly Beaten
|BY SPECIAL TO CLEVELAND HERALD
_ CINCINNATI, Dec.24. – The glove
contest between John Sullivan, of Boston,
and Professor Donaldson, of Cleveland,
was fought last night, at the Pacific Garden,
and was witnessed by a few favored sport-
ing men. Hard small gloves were used.
Tom Ryan and Johnny Morman seconded
Sullivan, and Dan Crutchley and Abe
Smith seconded Donaldson.
_ Time was called at 11:18, and the men
went at it in dead earnest. Ten rounds were
_ The first round was won by Sullivan,
who floored Donaldson with a terrible
blow on the right side of the head.
_ In the second round Donaldson went
down in a heap.
_ Third round – Sullivan had it all his own
way, and easily downed Donaldson.
_ Fourth round – Sullivan knocked Donald-
son down with a terrible blow in the
mouth, which drew first blood.
_ Fifth round – Donaldson was struck in
the left jaw and went down.
_ Sixth round – they forced each other and
Donaldson went down immediately from a
blow delivered by Sullivan’s terrible left.
_ In the seventh round a foul was claimed
with ground that Sullivan had struck
Donaldson after he was down. Foul not
_ In the eighth and ninth rounds Donald-
son went down on purpose to avoid pun-
_ In the tenth and deciding round, Don-
aldson received a terrible punishing. He
grsped Sullivan around the neck, but
Sullivan mauled him on top of the head
until Donaldson was knocked down.
_ When time was called for the eleventh
round Donaldson failed to respond and
gave up. The fight lasted just twenty-two
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