1890-06-03 (107lbs) Alf Gower w co 4 (finish) Arthur Westley, Goodwin Club, Shoreditch, London, England
1890-06-03 (107lbs) Alf Gower w co 4 (finish) Arthur Westley, Goodwin Club, Shoreditch, London, England. Billed for the English 107lbs title, following two fast opening rounds in which both men were too cautious the third session was slightly in favour of Westley (106), who almost floored Gower (106) with a right to the head. After about a minute of the fourth, despite Westley having the better of it he was caught by a heavy right flush on the jaw and fell to the deck. On getting up, Westley was again floored but his claims of being fouled were ignored by the referee. When Westley made it to his feet for the second time he was badly dazed, and after being subjected to some hefty body blows by Gower a right to the jaw sent him down for the full count.
Following the contest, Gower, who had just taken over The Essex Arms in Mile End, stated that he would be unable to defend for some while due to business commitments.