1891-11-30 (148lbs) Lachie Thomson w co 6 (30) Arthur Akers, Pelican Club, Soho, London, England

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1891-11-30 (148lbs) Lachie Thomson w co 6 (30) Arthur Akers, Pelican Club, Soho, London, England. Referee: George Vize. Billed for the English 148lbs title, both men making the weight, the early exchanges were most lively with Akers especially going well. By the fifth, however, it was Thomson who was showing up better, but Akers was still dangerous with swinging right hands. The sixth saw Thomson picking up the pace as Akers began to fade and after the latter had been dropped heavily three times he was counted out on the last occasion he visited the boards.

A few days later at the Goodwin Club, Shoreditch, London, on 5 December, William Robinson outpointed Walter Gunn over seven rounds to win a championship competition at 148lbs.

On 20 September 1893 it was reported by the Sporting Life that Alf Bowman should be seen as being the English 148lbs champion, which came to nothing.

With little action at 148lbs, the next man to come through was Alf Suffolk, knocked out George Haskell inside 60 seconds to win a championship competition at the Central Hall, Holborn, London on 15 December 1894.

The weight class then fell silent until men such as Bill Husbands (30 November 1897), Harry Neumier (21 January 1898), and Tom Woodley (25 October 1898) challenged all England without any of them making it stick.

On the ‘black’ title front in America, Ed Binney knocked out Harris Martin inside 25 rounds of a match held at the California AC, San Francisco, California. By his victory Binney was generally recognised in America as the ‘black’ champion after eliminating one of his main rivals.