1895-05-27 (110lbs) Billy Plimmer w co 7 (20) George Corfield, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
27 May (110lbs) Billy Plimmer w co 7 (20) George Corfield, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed for the world and English titles at 110lbs, Plimmer (110) soon made his power felt when flooring Corfield (108) with a right to the head in the second round. Corfield, who had just been cautioned for hitting with the open glove, collected a real hiding in the next couple of sessions before being reprieved when Plimmer took a rest in the fifth. Saved by the bell at the end of the sixth, having been shaken up by blows to head and body, Corfield came up for the seventh in a weakened state and was almost immediately put down for the count after taking a tremendous left hook to the jaw. Following this, Plimmer would quickly outgrow the weight class and by November he was struggling to make 112lbs.
With Plimmer on the world stage, Fred Sullivan (January 1896) claimed the English title in January 1896, while Harry Ware (February 1896), Harry Paul (December 1896) and Johnny Thomas (August 1897) challenged all England in an effort to find a 110lbs champion.