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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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brutal prize fight — Contest between a New York and a Philadelphia Bruiser --twenty-nine rounds fought. [From the Brooklyn Eagle, Dec. 2.] A most brutal prize fight took place at daybreak this morning, a short distance back of Calvary Cemetery. The principals — Mike Dorcy and Ed. Holloway — have been in training for the past two weeks, and were in pretty good condition for the fight. The match was made up at a well-known sporting house up town in New York, and the principals, seconds, and about seventy-five or a hundred spectators crossed the Fulton, South, and Grand street ferries about three o'clock this morning, and proceeded quietly to the ground selected. The preliminaries, such as the fixing of the ring, the choosing of bottle-holders, time-keeper, &c., were soon settled, and the parties, both confident of victory, were brought in the ring. They were light weights, and about nineteen or twenty years old. Hollo way, on coming into the ring, walked up t<