Jack RIGG, of Cleator, as popular a prize fighter as ever wore the
gloves, lost on points to a young, but cleverer opponent, Jim McCOURT, of Glasgow,
at the Workington Drill Hall on Friday night. McCOURT a 22 year old of fine physique and with a little to learn in the
matter of ring-craft, was remembered for his great fight with Ginger LAMONT
in Jim PATTERSON's pavilion, and since then he has met and defeated most of
Scotland's best men. He was heavier than RIGG by nearly a stone, but the
Cumbrian although he fought a losing battle throughout, took his punishment
valiantly and surprised the company by going the full distance.
Also out-pointed was Harry WALTERS, of York, who the week before had
beaten Joe PROWEN, of Leeds, in one of the most sensational contests ever staged
in the town. On that occasion WALTERS won on points but he was no match for
Jim BRANNON, of Huddersfield, whose head WALTERS reached but three times in
the whole ten rounds. BRANNON had a troublesome straight left jab, with which
he piled on the points and only WALTERS superior weight and pluck saved him
from taking the knock-out.
A minute and a half was long enough for Hughie GORMAN< Workington to
dispose of Young TIFFIN, Cockermouth.. Charlie HIGHTON, Workington retired in
the fourth round of his contest with K. O. JOHNSTON, Whitehaven, and Jack
ELLIS, Barnsley was knocked out by Tiger SMITH, Shipley also in the fourth round.
ELLIS had previously gone down, and Mr. ATKINSON, the referee, satisfied
that it was not a genuine knock-out, requested him to rise. He did so, but
he went down again in the same round and was counted out.