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1884-10-14 [[Jack Knifton]] w rtd 10 (finish) [[Woolf Bendoff]], London, England. In a private show in London that was advertised for the English title and championship belt, Knifton (197), known as the ‘81-Tonner’, came close to being beaten in the opening round when he was nearly knocked out by a heavy blow to the jaw. However, recovering well he gradually got on top of the smaller Bendoff (165) and dropped him in a heap at the end of the fifth. Bendoff eventually retired at the end of the tenth, having nothing left.
 
1884-10-14 [[Jack Knifton]] w rtd 10 (finish) [[Woolf Bendoff]], London, England. In a private show in London that was advertised for the English title and championship belt, Knifton (197), known as the ‘81-Tonner’, came close to being beaten in the opening round when he was nearly knocked out by a heavy blow to the jaw. However, recovering well he gradually got on top of the smaller Bendoff (165) and dropped him in a heap at the end of the fifth. Bendoff eventually retired at the end of the tenth, having nothing left.
  
Knifton claimed the English championship on the result.  
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Knifton claimed the English championship on the result, but apart from a handful of three-round exhibition contests and efforts made to secure a fight with Jem Smith, which would have been with knuckles, that appears to be the end of his short ring career.  
  
 
[[Category: 1884 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1884 Title Contests]]
 
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[[Category: Heavyweight Division]]

Revision as of 09:28, 2 April 2012

1884-10-14 Jack Knifton w rtd 10 (finish) Woolf Bendoff, London, England. In a private show in London that was advertised for the English title and championship belt, Knifton (197), known as the ‘81-Tonner’, came close to being beaten in the opening round when he was nearly knocked out by a heavy blow to the jaw. However, recovering well he gradually got on top of the smaller Bendoff (165) and dropped him in a heap at the end of the fifth. Bendoff eventually retired at the end of the tenth, having nothing left.

Knifton claimed the English championship on the result, but apart from a handful of three-round exhibition contests and efforts made to secure a fight with Jem Smith, which would have been with knuckles, that appears to be the end of his short ring career.