1894-10-08 (96lbs) Ernie Brady w disq 13 (15) Charley Gledhill, Percy Street Cottage, Newcastle, England

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1894-10-08 (96lbs) Ernie Brady w disq 13 (15) Charley Gledhill, Percy Street Cottage, Newcastle, England. Billed for the English 96lbs title, prior to the seventh round Gledhill had a good lead but during that session he began to weaken. In the eighth both men were carrying damage to their features, and in the ninth it was all Brady, who was 4½lbs overweight. As Gledhill began to fall apart he was floored by a right to the jaw and saved by the bell. Gledhill came back in the tenth, but the referee had to step into the ring in order to stop the men from holding continuously, both having been badly punished as they fought tooth-and-nail. Although Brady seemed the stronger in the 13th Gledhill was still dangerous, but following him being guilty of a palpable foul he was disqualified.

Regardless of the fact that Gledhill could claim the title by forfeit, he was quite prepared to offer Brady a return at the weight. Despite the match being made for 24 December, when it was called off Brady was matched against Westminster’s Jack Maloney at 96lbs.

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