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5 October (108lbs) [[George Camp]] w co 23 (finish) [[Con Donovan]], London, England. Billed for the English 108lbs title, having won the opening five rounds Camp (108) was cut over the left eye before coming back hard to build up a big lead. Although Donovan (106) fought on well in the seventh he was unable to wrest control from Camp and in trying to do so the contest developed into a ding-dong affair despite both men tiring. After fighting for an hour and 30 minutes, and into the 23rd, Camp finally brought Donovan to his knees where was counted out. Camp challenged the world on winning but soon moved up in weight.  
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1887-10-05 (108lbs) [[George Camp]] w co 23 (finish) [[Con Donovan]], London, England. Billed for the English 108lbs title, having won the opening five rounds Camp (108) was cut over the left eye before coming back hard to build up a big lead. Although Donovan (106) fought on well in the seventh he was unable to wrest control from Camp, and in trying to do so the contest developed into a ding-dong affair despite both men tiring. After fighting for an hour and 30 minutes, and into the 23rd, Camp finally brought Donovan to his knees where was counted out. Camp challenged the world on winning but soon moved up in weight.  
  
 
On 1 February 1888, [[Tommy Monk]] also challenged the world at the weight, while [[Harry Saphir]] claimed the English title on 15 July 1888.
 
On 1 February 1888, [[Tommy Monk]] also challenged the world at the weight, while [[Harry Saphir]] claimed the English title on 15 July 1888.
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Latest revision as of 08:53, 20 November 2012

1887-10-05 (108lbs) George Camp w co 23 (finish) Con Donovan, London, England. Billed for the English 108lbs title, having won the opening five rounds Camp (108) was cut over the left eye before coming back hard to build up a big lead. Although Donovan (106) fought on well in the seventh he was unable to wrest control from Camp, and in trying to do so the contest developed into a ding-dong affair despite both men tiring. After fighting for an hour and 30 minutes, and into the 23rd, Camp finally brought Donovan to his knees where was counted out. Camp challenged the world on winning but soon moved up in weight.

On 1 February 1888, Tommy Monk also challenged the world at the weight, while Harry Saphir claimed the English title on 15 July 1888.