Francis Patrick Slavin's brothers, Jack and Bill, had a merry time of it in New York, where they are meeting all comers. They have caught several tartars between them, two being particularly tough customers.
On Wednesday night Tom McManus, a well-known Bowery character, agreed to don the mitts with Slavin ,and after four slashing hard rounds had Slavin all but out. Both men were severely punished, but the spectators were of the opinion that McManus had bested Slavin.
Bill Slavin met Ed. Connelly last night, and in their very lively "go" Connelly gave Slavin a good drubbing to the surprise of his friends.
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Inquirer, November 20, 1891.