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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], The English and Yankee "International" prize fight. (search)
and King was to have come off in England on the 8th inst. --The stake is $10,000 and the champion belt Heenan refused to fight Jem Mace, who is a smaller man than Sayers; but immediately upon Mace being whipped by King accepted a challenge from the latter. From an article in the New York Herald on the subject we take the followin, 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 nticipate one of the best and hardest contested battles ever recorded in the annals of the ring. Heenan is training at Newmarket, in the same locality where Sayers prepared for their great battle in April, 1860. He has no regular professional trainer with him, declining, in view of the immense pecuniary interests dependent u