Sam is absolutely correct. On Sep 5, 1893, Fitz was in Newark, NJ, and stopped Jack Hickey in the 3rd round.
Originally Posted by Sam Dixon
On that date, I wouldn't think so, seeing as how Fitzsimmons' fight against Hickey was said to have taken place in the late evening on that date (around 10:30 PM), and seeing as how Fitz was reported to already be in New Jersey (he held camp in Eagle Rock, NJ) training for it in the immediate days leading up to it.
It may have happened on another date, but I'm quite sceptical in regards to that specific date.
Fitzsimmons won the scheduled four rounder against Hickey by stoppage, by the way, and not a three round decision as some may view the listing in the link to be (Hickey's corner threw in the sponge during the third after Fitz was said to have knocked him down a couple times in that same round).