1894-03-09 (94lbs) Jack Maloney w co 12 (20) Joe Bennett, St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London, England

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1894-03-09 (94lbs) Jack Maloney w co 12 (20) Joe Bennett, St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London, England. Referee: Robert Watson. Billed for the English and world 94lb titles with a ringside weigh-in, both lads made off at a fair pace and for several rounds it was thought that first one then the other would win. Boxing stubbornly Bennett dropped Westminster’s Maloney in the eighth, and in the ninth he battered the latter all over before relaxing. The next two rounds saw more of the same, with Bennett hammering Maloney but being unable to finish the job. Having worked at such a breathtaking pace the now exhausted Bennett was an easy target for a revitalised Maloney in the 12th,and after being put down in a corner he got up only to be met by lefts and rights before being dropped again, this time to be counted out.

Maloney soon moved on and the title was next claimed by Ted Beach (who outpointed Charley Gledhill over six rounds to win a championship competition at the St Andrew’s Hall on 21 April). Beach was followed by Gledhill (July) and Wal Renan, Harry Munro and Bill Langford (October) before going on to win two more 94lb championship competitions at the Central Hall, Holborn, London during the year, both of four rounds duration, outpointing Con Barrett (20 October) and Jabez White (15 December).