1890-11-03 (150lbs) Anthony Diamond w co 10 (finish) Arthur Bobbett, Bill Reader’s School of Arms, Fulham, London, England
1890-11-03 (150lbs) Anthony Diamond w co 10 (finish) Arthur Bobbett, Bill Reader’s School of Arms, Fulham, London, England. Billed for the English 150lbs title, with height-and-reach advantage Bobbett (148) started to utilise those strengths when punching straighter. By the third round, though, he was being matched by Diamond (147¾), whose cleverness was beginning to come to the fore. In the fourth, despite Diamond being dropped by a left to the head he managed to come back strongly. With Bobbett’s left eye closing fast by the sixth, while he was still going well Diamond was beginning to wear him down. Although both men came up fresh for the ninth it was Diamond who was now controlling the fight, and having tested Bobbett with an assortment of blows up and down in the tenth, he floored the latter for the full count with a right uppercut to the jaw.
Towards the end of the month Diamond was being reported as the world 150lbs champion, which was repeated in the Sporting Life during December.