1881-08-30 (132lbs) Tom Noble w co 26 (finish) Curley Creamer, England
1881-08-30 (132lbs) Tom Noble w co 26 (finish) Curley Creamer, England. The venue was about 20 miles from London and restricted to 22 people. Made at 132lbs, both men went at it right from the start with Noble (132) drawing first blood only to find Creamer (130) coming right back at him in a ferocious fashion. From there through to the 26th round it was almost impossible to split the two fighters, with counters and cross-counters going in at such a rapid pace. Unfortunately, in that session Creamer ricked his ankle and took a severe beating before being counted out. Despite there being no title billing the winner would claim to be the English champion at the weight, but that was as far as it went.
Following this, there were a glut of championship competition winners at 132lbs, including Ned Condon (who outpointed Jim Cheese over three rounds at the Griffin Public House, Shoreditch, London on 20 October), Harry Mead (who forced Jim Sullivan to retire in the second round at the Spreadeagle Public House, Shoreditch, London on 27 January 1884), Jim Kendrick (who outpointed Harry Bartlett over three rounds at the St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London on 12 January 1885), Arthur Cooper (who outpointed Bill Cheese over three rounds at the Blue Anchor Public House, Shoreditch, London on 15 January 1885), Tom Sterck (who forced Jack Tierney to retire in two rounds at the Lamb and Flag Public House, Covent Garden, London on 13 April 1885), Sam Baxter (who outpointed Mead over four rounds at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, London on 14 April 1888 and George Wilson over three rounds at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London on 15 December 1888), Harry Denny (who outpointed Bill Whatley over four rounds at the Royal Aquarium Theatre, Westminster, London on 8 December 1888) and Tom Euston (who outpointed Patsy Griffiths over three rounds at the Pelican Club, Soho, London on 15 April 1889), while Dick Burge (May 1885), Dave Burke (January 1890) and Whatley (August 1890) challenged all England.