Sullivan and the professor Donaldson

Loading Likes...

THE CLEVELAND HERALD
DECEMBER 25, 1880
PRIZE FIGHT


Between Sullivan and
Donaldson


The Latter Badly Beaten
in Ten Rounds in
Cincinnati

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 
fought.
_ 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 
allowed.
_ In the eighth and ninth rounds Donald-
son went down on purpose to avoid pun-
ishment.
_ 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
minutes.

Historic boxing newspapers and articles.

Leave a Reply