1891-04-27 (126lbs) Bill Reader w co 16 (20) Bill Baxter, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1891-04-27 (126lbs) Bill Reader w co 16 (20) Bill Baxter, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed for the English 126lbs title, Baxter started the better and by the fourth round it was clear that Reader would have to get inside the left jab if he wanted to do any damage. By the halfway mark, having been outboxed for much of the time, Reader was beginning to work at close quarters as Baxter tired, but in the 11th he was almost knocked over by heavy rights to the jaw. Although he came back well in the 12th, Reader was now cut over the left eye and with both men looking to find a winning punch they found themselves in an untidy mess on the floor. From the 13th onwards it was apparent that Baxter was fast fading and in the 15th heavy rights to the jaw twice sent him to the boards before a right to the side of the head in the 16th brought matters to a close when he was counted out.