1890-06-27 (114lbs) George Dixon w rtd 18 (30) Nunc Wallace, Pelican Club, Soho, London, England
1890-06-27 (114lbs) George Dixon w rtd 18 (30) Nunc Wallace, Pelican Club, Soho, London, England. Referee: George Vize. Billed for the world 114lbs title, Wallace being advertised as the world champion by forfeit after Dixon withdrew from a bout scheduled earlier, the fight was contested in four-ounce gloves. Dixon (113) gradually got on top, although Wallace (112) more than held his own in several rounds before being knocked down in the tenth. From there on the Englishman weakened, and in the 18th, having been hit at will and completely exhausted, he stumbled to his corner before retiring. The round of the finish was also shown as the 19th in some papers.
Following Wallace’s defeat, Arthur Wilkinson continued to claim the English 114lbs title, being joined by Tom Gardner (September), Ernie Haley (who won a championship competition when outpointing Sid Phillips over three rounds at Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle on 18 October) and Charlie Mansford (who also won a championship competition when outpointing Tim Buckley over four rounds at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Westminster, London on 4 April 1891).