john lyng yankee's 2nd

Clipped from US, Massachusetts, Boston, Boston Sunday Post, January 16, 1898

The nickname of ‘‘Yankee” (which had been given to Sullivan when he iought Hammer Lane In England) also helped to favor the popularity of Sully about those days. The match had been arranged in i j January, 1847. The fight came off on May 1 11 in Lowden county, Va„ near Harper’s Ferry, at tho foot of one of the Blue Ridge mountains, and In convenient proximity to the territory of Maryland In case a retreat might bo needed. An inner and an outer ring were set up in proper style. There were about 700 spectators from all part* of tho United States, and about 100 of the neighboring country people.Sullivan weighed 1W pounds and wa*. attended hy Tom O’Donnell and Johnny Ling. Caunt weighed 104 pounds, and he had the assistance of James Sanford and Mason Bennett. Sullivan’s colors wsre a bright green, while Caunt sported a blue scarf with white batter spots.The fight began at •:10 a. m., and Sullivan won the first blood and first fall in the first round. From ths commencement, and even before the light, the betting had been 100 to 10 on Sullivan. Tho