1877-02-01 (148lbs) Hugh Burns drew 35 (finish) Jem Goode, McDonald’s Music Hall, Hoxton, London, England
1877-02-01 (148lbs) Hugh Burns drew 35 (finish) Jem Goode, McDonald’s Music Hall, Hoxton, London, England. Referee: J. D. E. Vesey. Contested at 148lbs for a silver cup under MoQ Rules, the fight was even for the opening seven rounds before Goode took the next six due to his effective body punching. Despite one of Burns’ seconds jumping into the ring in the 14th the contest continued with Goode in control until breaking his right hand in the 26th. From thereon, with both men being exhausted, it became a severe struggle without either gaining an advantage and at the end of the 35th they agreed to terminate the fight. According to Bells Life it had been the greatest glove fight seen up to that time and, having lasted two hours without either man being able to totally dominate, a draw was a fair result. Earlier, on 30 August 1875 at the Running Grounds, Hackney Wick, London, Bill Kennedy outpointed Tim Harrington to win a 148lbs championship competition.