1894-09-10 (110lbs) George Corfield w rtd 12 (20) Alf Gower, Norfolk Road Drill Hall, Sheffield, England
1894-09-10 (110lbs) George Corfield w rtd 12 (20) Alf Gower, Norfolk Road Drill Hall, Sheffield, England. Billed for the English 110lbs title, and using four-ounce gloves, Corfield (109¾) soon got down to work with the left jab never being far from his rival’s face. Following some lively exchanges in the third, after Corfield put Gower (109) down with a right to the neck it looked as though he might finish early. However, Gower was not going to go that easily. Up until the 11th round Corfield had matters very much his own way, using the left at great speed, and in the 12th he battered Gower to such an extent that the latter was retired at the end of the session.
On 20 October, at the Central Hall, Holborn, London, Fred Locke won an English championship competition, outpointing Bill Bolton over four rounds in the final, while another man who would not lie down, Bill Moore, was continuing to call himself the English 110lbs champion.