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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], The English and Yankee "International" prize fight. (search)
e, as well as twice fought the accomplished Jem Mace, losing the first fight through an accidental throw, and winning the second by knocking the champion out of time by one of the most terrific right-handed hits over witnessed in any fight in the prize-ring. His gameness is unquestionable and well proved in all his battles, white his tremendous powers of hitting, activity, and science, are equally incontestable. Heenan, as is well known, has but two battles on his record — the first with Morrissey, and the second with Tom Sayers. The constant, regular, and daily practice with the gloves which he has had in the fulfillment of his professional engagement with Howe & Cushing's circus for the last eighteen mouths has had, it is stated, the effect of rendering him perfect in the theoretical knowledge of the art of boxing. In this respect, however, his opponent has had an equal advantage, as he has also been engaged in a similar capacity for nearly a twelvemonth. Altogether the merits