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1895-03-02 (140lbs) Arthur Valentine w disq 5 (12) Jim Perry, Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: J. McNeil. Although there was no title billing attached at 140lbs, the stipulated weight of the contest, it was felt that the winner would have a claim to the English title however tenuous. It was a strange fight with Valentine (140) being nonplussed by Perry’s tactics for much of the time and by the third round it had turned into a hugging match. Perry (137½) was the worst offender and after he had been cautioned several times by a referee fast losing his patience he was disqualified in the fifth.  
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1895-03-02 (140lbs) [[Arthur Valentine]] w disq 5 (12) [[Jim Perry]], Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: J. McNeil. Although there was no title billing attached at 140lbs, the stipulated weight of the contest, it was felt that the winner would have a claim to the English title however tenuous. It was a strange fight with Valentine (140) being nonplussed by Perry’s tactics for much of the time and by the third round it had turned into a hugging match. Perry (137½) was the worst offender and after he had been cautioned several times by a referee fast losing his patience he was disqualified in the fifth.  
  
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Revision as of 13:59, 18 January 2012

1895-03-02 (140lbs) Arthur Valentine w disq 5 (12) Jim Perry, Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: J. McNeil. Although there was no title billing attached at 140lbs, the stipulated weight of the contest, it was felt that the winner would have a claim to the English title however tenuous. It was a strange fight with Valentine (140) being nonplussed by Perry’s tactics for much of the time and by the third round it had turned into a hugging match. Perry (137½) was the worst offender and after he had been cautioned several times by a referee fast losing his patience he was disqualified in the fifth.