New York. Jaly 10. In the fight for the championship of the world between Sullivan and KilraiD the latter struck Sullivan foully three times and spiked his foot. Sullivan exhibited surprising wrestling powers, a point in which he was supposed to have been weak, and Kilrain was thrown twenty times. Sullivan showed signs of distress in the 47th round but only suffered slightly, Kilrain suffering severely.
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PUGILISTIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2170, 11 July 1889
PUGILISTIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2170, 11 July 1889
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