1895-12-02 (126lbs) Tom Ireland w rtd 15 (20) Dave Wallace, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1895-12-02 (126lbs) Tom Ireland w rtd 15 (20) Dave Wallace, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Although there was no 126lbs title billing attached, Ireland (125½) became yet another claimant of the English title at that weight following this win over Wallace (124½). Almost from the start Ireland was throwing himself at Wallace, but on being dropped by a right to the jaw in the fifth he assumed a more careful pose. Having being under some pressure in the seventh Ireland found a right to the head that floored Wallace, and from there on he gradually wore the latter down. Just when it looked that Wallace was ready to go he found a big right to drop Ireland in the 14th, but it was only a temporary respite. Felled by a left-right to the head at the end of the 15th, after being carried back to his corner Wallace was retired when it was quickly realised that he was in no fit state to continue.