Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 05 December 1890
Prize Fights at Denaby Main.
On Monday afternoon a pugilistic encounter took place between two miners, in the Cliffs at Conisborough, the stake being 50 shillings aside.
The combatants were about 12 and 13 stone, reset respectively, the heavier being a Staffordshire man and the other an Irishman. A fierce encounter took place and at the seventh round the the Staffordshire man was compelled to give Pat the victory.
The backers of the Staffordshire man being dissatisfied with the defeat determined to renew the fight if possible, and another match was arranged between the two nationalities and was fought in the same place at 2-30 on Tuesday morning, lasting an hour and twenty minutes, when a draw was decided upon, both combatants being severely punished.
A large number of spectators witnessed the fight.