1910-12-05 (118lbs) Digger Stanley w pts 20 Johnny Condon, The Ring, Southwark, London, England
1910-12-05 (118lbs) Digger Stanley w pts 20 Johnny Condon, The Ring, Southwark, London, England. Referee: Eugene Corri. Made at 118lbs for the British title, and involving Stanley’s world title claim, because it was outside the auspices of the NSC there was no Lonsdale Belt at stake. Boxing gallantly, the unbeaten former ABA champion stayed in the fight to the bitter end when resisting all attempts by Stanley to finish him inside the distance. Looking for the right to the jaw and body drives, Stanley had plenty of success, being much faster than Condon, but he could not drop the latter. In the 13th round Stanley ricked his left leg, an injury that raised Condon’s hopes, but as hard as he tried the South Londoner, his right eye closed in the 16th, could not make up any lost ground. While the victory in Stanley’s favour might have been by a fair margin, no one could say that Condon had been the walkover some had predicted.