The New York Times – July 5, 1887
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, July 4. – William Muldoon and the Jap, Matsada Sorakichi, wrestled three bouts, Graeco-Roman style, at the fair grounds here this afternoon for a purse of $500. Nearly 4,000 people witnessed the match. Muldoon was declared the victor, winning the first and third bouts in eight and seven minutes, respectively. The Jap won the second in four and a half minutes.