1894-08-29 (112lbs) Will Curley w co 4 (15) Fred Sullivan, Percy Street Cottage, Newcastle, England
29 August (112lbs) Will Curley w co 4 (15) Fred Sullivan, Percy Street Cottage, Newcastle, England. Contested in four-ounce gloves, within a couple of rounds it was clearly obvious that Curley was going to win and after storming the third he caught up with the overmatched Sullivan in the fourth, knocking him out with a right to the jaw. Despite there being no title billing, Curley claimed the English 112lbs title but was soon boxing at a higher weight.
Around this time, several men won English championship competitions, including Fred Precious (on 17 November at the Central Hall, Holborn, London when outpointing Jim Knowles over four rounds), Jack Gray (who also outpointed Knowles over four rounds at the Central Hall on 15 December), Ben Jordan (who outpointed Gray over three rounds at the NSC, Covent Garden, London on 28 January 1895) and Ted Daley (who outpointed Jack Mitchell over three rounds on 6 April 1895 at the Central Hall), while Bill Moore (December) and Jim Williams (May 1895) challenged all England at 112lbs.