1879-09-06 Jem Stewart w disq 13 (one hour limit) Tompkin Gilbert, Springfield Grounds, Glasgow, Scotland

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1879-09-06 Jem Stewart w disq 13 (one hour limit) Tompkin Gilbert, Springfield Grounds, Glasgow, Scotland. Referee: John Riddell. The first five rounds were relatively even, before Stewart (168) began to gain control, landing at the rate of two to one. Although Gilbert (164) came back well in the 12th, the 13th saw him pick Stewart up and throw him to the floor before continuing to hit the Scot while he was down. This action brought Gilbert an immediate disqualification.

According to the Sportsman, Stewart was seen as the English champion by the following January.