Sport: Celtic Gore

Last week at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, Mike McTigue, 34, Irish, met Jack Sharkey, 24, Lithuanian, in the third of Tex Rickard's heavyweight boxing elimination contests. Sharkey, younger, 20 pounds heavier, was favored to win over the scheduled 15 rounds. McTigue stood toe to toe with his youthful opponent, traded blows for eleven rounds, closed one of Sharkey's eyes, cut his lip with sharp left jabs. As the gong rang for the twelfth round McTigue seemed in a fair way to triumph.

At the start of the twelfth however, Sharkey darted from his corner,...

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