1893-12-11 (146lbs) William Robinson drew 20 Tom Williams, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1893-12-11 (146lbs) William Robinson drew 20 Tom Williams, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 146lbs, with Williams’ Imperial British Empire title claim at stake, the latter started the contest with a rush and in the second round he had Robinson (144) down from a heavy right to the head. Williams (144) was like a hurricane, attacking his man non-stop but he was missing more and more and after a few sessions it was clear that he had damaged his left, which would not be in use for the rest of the fight. Still he was a real handful for Robinson, who cleverly used his left from distance, and while not delivered with force the majority got home. Towards the end there was much clinching as the fighters tired and while the great majority thought Robinson had done enough the referee could not split them.

On 11 February 1895, Robinson (145¾) was disqualified in the tenth round of his contest at the Central Hall, Holborn, London against the American, Charley Johnson (145), and with the result away went all of his title claims despite continued representations.