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    Caspar Leon 1894 Fight Worn Gloves From The Jimmy Barry Bout Caspar Leon was one of the great contenders in the Bantamweight and Flyweight divisions of boxing during the late 19th century. Although never a champion he gave great fighters like Jimmy Barry fits when they fought. Leon challenged Barry five times between 1894 and 1898, and in only one fight did Barry actually win, with three fights ending in draws and one no decision. When the two met for the first time on September 15, 1894 outside of Chicago, Barry struggled before finally stopping Leon in the 28th round. Presented here are the historic gloves used by Caspar Leon in this fight. The gloves originate from the collection of trainer Jimmy DeForest who went on to train Jack Dempsey. Recovered from one of his relatives, the gloves come with an original placard that reads, "These Gloves Used By Caspar Leon In Bout vs. Jimmy Barry at Chicago For Bantamweight Title. Barry Won Title By KO in 28th Sept 15th 1894." There are five eyelets for each glove, but no laces. There is no manufacturer's label. There is a tear on the right glove on the underside of the fingers. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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