Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Corbett-McGovern Fight -- December 13, 2017

New York Clipper, 18-April-1903

On 31-March-1903, Young Corbett II defended his world featherweight championship against Terrible Terry McGovern at the Mechanic's Pavilion in San Francisco.  Corbett won by a knockout in the eleventh.  This was their second fight of three.  Corbett won the first two and the third was a draw.  I don't know why the ad calls it a lightweight fight.

McGovern had lost the title to Corbett in 1900.  

The next month, the Lubin company released a film of the bout.  I don't know how they could fit eleven rounds on one reel unless it was highly condensed.  

San Francisco Call, 01-April-1903
Motography, 01-August-1914
Founded in Philadelphia, Lubin used the Liberty Bell in its logo. 

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