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

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 belt
Jem 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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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • BoxerCarney'sJemsilver