Boxer Jem Carney's silver belt makes $12,000 at Fellows


2015-06-26 13:50:13


Boxer Jem Carney's silver belt makes $12,000 at Fellows

19th century boxer Jem Carney won the silver belt in a 74 round bout

A silver belt won by boxer Jem Carney in 1887 achieved 7,000 ($11,791) at Fellows in Birmingham, UK on July 31.

Briton Carney won the prize after beating Irish-American rival Jack McAuliffe in a gruelling 74 round bout in the US. This was common practice, with one famous contest in 1883 lasting over three hours.

Jem Carney beltJem Carney was awarded the belt in a 19th century US title fight

Later matches would be set to a predetermined length, a move introduced by the legendary heavyweight John L Sullivan.

Muhammad Ali's Fight of the Century gloves also sold yesterday, achieving $388,500.

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