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1895-04-22 (126lbs) George Johnson w disq 2 (20) Tom Causer, Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: George Vize. Billed for the English 126lbs title with both men stated as being within the weight, it is unlikely that Causer was anywhere near that poundage especially when it was reported in the Sporting Life that Johnson was outweighed by at least 20 pounds. Whatever the truth, it did not deter Johnson from taking the fight. Right from the opening bell it was clear that Causer was looking for a quick win and having stepped into Johnson he knocked him down in a heap in his own corner. With Johnson back on his feet, the two men went hell for leather and it was Causer, continually warned for holding, who was coming off worse. Coming out for the second round, already cut over the left eye, Johnson immediately got stuck in and soon had Causer down. Unfortunately, from thereon it turned into a brawl and after Johnson went to the canvas with Causer on top of him and following some unpleasant scenes not in keeping with the sport the latter was disqualified. 
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1895-04-22 (126lbs) [[George Johnson]] w disq 2 (20) [[Tom Causer]], Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: George Vize. Billed for the English 126lbs title, with both men stated as being within the weight, it is unlikely that Causer was anywhere near that poundage especially when it was reported in the ''Sporting Life'' that Johnson was outweighed by at least 20 pounds. Whatever the truth, it did not deter Johnson from taking the fight.  
  
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Right from the opening bell it was clear that Causer was looking for a quick win, and having stepped into Johnson he knocked him down in a heap in his own corner. However, with Johnson back on his feet it was Causer who was coming off worse as both men went hell for leather. Coming out for the second round, despite being already cut over the left eye Johnson soon had Causer down. Unfortunately, from there on in it turned into a brawl. After Johnson went to the canvas with Causer on top of him, following some unpleasant scenes not in keeping with the sport the latter was disqualified. 
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[[Category: 1895 Title Contests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 10:38, 27 March 2013

1895-04-22 (126lbs) George Johnson w disq 2 (20) Tom Causer, Central Hall, Holborn, London, England. Referee: George Vize. Billed for the English 126lbs title, with both men stated as being within the weight, it is unlikely that Causer was anywhere near that poundage especially when it was reported in the Sporting Life that Johnson was outweighed by at least 20 pounds. Whatever the truth, it did not deter Johnson from taking the fight.

Right from the opening bell it was clear that Causer was looking for a quick win, and having stepped into Johnson he knocked him down in a heap in his own corner. However, with Johnson back on his feet it was Causer who was coming off worse as both men went hell for leather. Coming out for the second round, despite being already cut over the left eye Johnson soon had Causer down. Unfortunately, from there on in it turned into a brawl. After Johnson went to the canvas with Causer on top of him, following some unpleasant scenes not in keeping with the sport the latter was disqualified.