1884-10-14 Jack Knifton w rtd 10 (finish) Woolf Bendoff, London, England
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.