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    Charles "Kid" McCoy 1900 Fight Worn Gloves From The Joe Choynski Bout Charles "Kid" McCoy (Norman Selby) was one of the most colorful champions in boxing history. McCoy was known for faking an injury during a fight to lure opponents into a trap and then attacking them at an unsuspecting moment. This action prompted the question from fight fans, "Who is the Real McCoy?" giving rise to that expression in ring lore. McCoy fought from 1891 until 1916. He had 107 fights and won 90, lost only 7 with 7 draws and 3 no contests. He held the World Middleweight Title from 1897 until 1898 and retired with victories over the likes of Tommy Ryan, Peter Maher, Joe Choynski and Jack "Twin" Sullivan. He was convicted of murdering his wife after he retired and spent a long stretch in jail. He ended his own life by suicide on April 18, 1940. Presented here are the actual fight worn gloves used by Kid McCoy in his fight with Joe Choynski in New York on January 12, 1900. McCoy won that fight against the bigger Choynski by a 4th round knockout. The gloves have no manufacturer's label and still have the original laces. The left glove has several small holes on the backhand. The gloves come from the collection of trainer Jimmy DeForest and were procured from one of his relatives. These vintage gloves have the original placard that states, "Gloves used by Kid McCoy He KOed Joe Choynski in 4 rounds Jan 12th 1900 New York." To our knowledge, this is the only offering of fight worn apparel ever brought to public auction for this great champion. Extremely rare. LOA from Craig Hamilton/ JO Sports.

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