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1889-10-31 (144lbs) Harry Nickless w rtd 15 (finish) Jim Townsend, Hop & Malt Exchange, The Borough, London, England. Referee: W. McNeff. Advertised as being for the English 144lbs title in four-once gloves, Nickless was recognised by most as the English champion at the weight. At the close of the 13th round there was very little to choose between either man, both having fought scientifically, but the 14th saw the tide change as Townsend landed to the head while Nickless went for the body, which led to fierce infighting. Towards the end of the session, Townsend went to the boards after taking a vicious punch under the ribs and although he was rescued by the bell he was unable to make it for the 15th, being retired by his corner. On 30 November, Anthony Diamond challenged the world at 144lbs, but would eventually make his mark at a higher weight, while Alf Suffolk outpointed Bill Cheese over four rounds to win a 144lbs English championship competition at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London on 14 December.
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1889-10-31 (144lbs) [[Harry Nickless]] w rtd 15 (finish) [[Jim Townsend]], Hop & Malt Exchange, The Borough, London, England. Referee: W. McNeff. Advertised as being for the English 144lbs title in four-ounce gloves, Nickless was recognised by most as the English champion at the weight. At the close of the 13th round there was very little to choose between either man, both having fought scientifically, but the 14th saw the tide change as Townsend landed to the head while Nickless went for the body, which led to fierce infighting. Towards the end of the session, Townsend went to the boards after taking a vicious punch under the ribs and although he was rescued by the bell he was unable to make it for the 15th, being retired by his corner.  
  
[[Category: 1889 Welterweight Title Contests]]
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On 30 November, [[Anthony Diamond]] challenged the world at 144lbs, but would eventually make his mark at a higher weight, while [[Alf Suffolk]] outpointed [[Bill Cheese]] over four rounds to win a 144lbs English championship competition at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London on 14 December.
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[[Category: 1889 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]

Revision as of 10:13, 31 March 2012

1889-10-31 (144lbs) Harry Nickless w rtd 15 (finish) Jim Townsend, Hop & Malt Exchange, The Borough, London, England. Referee: W. McNeff. Advertised as being for the English 144lbs title in four-ounce gloves, Nickless was recognised by most as the English champion at the weight. At the close of the 13th round there was very little to choose between either man, both having fought scientifically, but the 14th saw the tide change as Townsend landed to the head while Nickless went for the body, which led to fierce infighting. Towards the end of the session, Townsend went to the boards after taking a vicious punch under the ribs and although he was rescued by the bell he was unable to make it for the 15th, being retired by his corner.

On 30 November, Anthony Diamond challenged the world at 144lbs, but would eventually make his mark at a higher weight, while Alf Suffolk outpointed Bill Cheese over four rounds to win a 144lbs English championship competition at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, Clerkenwell, London on 14 December.