1890-07-02 (98lbs) Alf Winters w rtd 5 (finish) George O’Grady, Paradise Street School of Arms, Lambeth, London, England
1890-07-02 (98lbs) Alf Winters w rtd 5 (finish) George O’Grady, Paradise Street School of Arms, Lambeth, London, England. Referee: J. T. Hulls. After a feeling-out opening session the action speeded up, and during the fifth O’Grady was chased all over the ring before retiring himself halfway through the round. Billed for the English 98lbs title, and £25-a-side, although Winters challenged the world on winning there appears to be no more fights for him at the weight.
Following that, those who challenged all England included Arthur Meers (September), William Cook (who was reported as being the self-styled 98lbs champion in the Sporting Life on 6 December), Fred Bennett (December) and Bill Bolton (January 1891). However, none of those men were able to gain much acceptance.