1899-10-23 (130lbs) Jack Goldswain w co 7 (15) Jack Roberts, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1899-10-23 (130lbs) Jack Goldswain w co 7 (15) Jack Roberts, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. In a match made at 130lbs, Roberts (127¾) was floored in the second round by a right hand to the head, and just when it seemed as though he would be getting a boxing lesson he slugged his way back to have Goldswain (129½) staggering after catching him with a right to the jaw in the fourth. Having temporarily neglected his skills Goldswain began to get back on top, dropping Roberts in the seventh with a left to the body followed by a right to the jaw. This time round Goldswain would not be giving Roberts a second chance when he got up, immediately sending him back to the floor with another right to the jaw where he was counted out in a sitting position.
Although there was no billing denoting an English title fight, Goldswain was accepted as being the 130lbs champion following his victory, especially as many supporters felt that Bill Chester was merely a competition boxer with a big punch who occasionally got lucky.