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Old 11-24-2012, 06:12 AM   #18
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Default Re: Packey McFarland

Officially, he didn't beat Welsh. I don't have time to look through the clippings, but after Packey's return to USA, the day he was to fight **** Hyland, NY Times wrote:

"So far as condition is concerned, Packey McFarland, whom many good judges of pugilism believe to be the ablest lightweight in the business"

NY Sun writer (could be Hanna or Villa, I'm not sure who wrote "current sporting gossip" column at the time), wrote after the fight his opinion that if McFarland were allowed to weigh in at 135 pounds at 3 PM "He would probably have outpointed Wolgast with ease in a ten round bout"
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