Two Hibernian light-heavy-weights made all legal efforts, and some illegal, to mangle each other in a ring at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan. One was young, handsome Thomas Loughran of Philadelphia; the other was aged, wrinkled Michael McTigue of Manhattan, the titleholder.
Fifteen more vicious rounds are seldom seen in the prize ring. Crafty McTigue summoned all his shrewd experience to ward off Loughran's punches. Mastered, McTigue muttered to the men in his corner: "I want to get goin', but I can't."
McTigue, vexed, tried slugging; was often warned for hitting low.
Both slugged. But...