1887-12-15 (152lbs) Ted Burchill w co 12 (finish) Arthur Bobbett, London, England
1887-12-15 (152lbs) Ted Burchill w co 12 (finish) Arthur Bobbett, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Although no title billing was attached, years later Burchill (152) claimed he had won the English 152lbs title when beating Bobbett somewhere in the west end of London. The contest started with Bobbett using the left hand well as a scoring punch, but by the seventh round things were evening up as Burchill, concentrating on landing heavy blows from both hands, appeared to be the stronger. Down in the ninth, Bobbett was clearly weakening. Eventually, he was driven around the ring by heavy lefts and rights to the jaw in the 12th before falling. After getting to his feet Bobbett was soon put down again, and although scrambling up and being treated leniently by Burchill, moments later it became apparent that he had already been counted out.