1896-01-27 Dan Creedon w co 2 (20) Jem Smith, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1896-01-27 Dan Creedon w co 2 (20) Jem Smith, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed for the Imperial British Empire title that was considered vacant with Peter Jackson seemingly retired, it decided nothing with the winner being little more than a middleweight. The contest itself saw Smith (180) taking up the attack with Creedon (162) content to counter, and in the second round it continued in much the same vein. By now it was noticeable that Smith was falling well short, especially when going to the body, and after Creedon had essayed his rival forward one more time he drove in the right with such force on the Englishman’s jaw that he was floored and counted out on the 1.25 mark.