1886-05-06 (148lbs) Jim Kendrick drew 20 (finish) Bill Chesterfield Goode, Paradise Street School of Arms, Lambeth, London, England
1886-05-06 (148lbs) Jim Kendrick drew 20 (finish) Bill Chesterfield Goode, Paradise Street School of Arms, Lambeth, London, England. Hinted at being for the English 148lbs title, Kendrick (145) had the best of it before the police stopped the fight at the end of the 20th round. It was clear that Goode (147) had played into Kendrick’s hands by forcing the fight from the opening bell, inasmuch he began to tire early, losing every session from the 11th onwards and the general feeling was that if the police had not intervened he would have lost. According to the Sporting Life report it was contested in ordinary gloves under MoQ Rules with the utmost determination and due to their excellent condition neither man showed much damage afterwards. Following the contest, Kendrick and Goode met on 12 May and agreed a draw, but were arrested and charged at Lambeth on 19 May. After two adjournments, the case was heard at the Surrey sessions on 9 June and after a jury had found them not guilty, the judge, Sir William Hardman, summed up by saying that soft-glove boxing of limited rounds was legal. Further action at the weight saw Alec Roberts outpoint Jack Donoghue to win a championship competition at the St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London on 9 January 1887.