1896-11-24 (134lbs) Eddie Connolly w co 5 (20) Tom Causer, Olympic Club, Birmingham, England
1896-11-24 (134lbs) Eddie Connolly w co 5 (20) Tom Causer, Olympic Club, Birmingham, England. Referee: John S. Barnes. Originally billed for the 130lbs title, but with Causer unable to make the weight due to catching a chill the fight went on at 134lbs and was still given world and Imperial British Empire title involvement in some quarters. Regardless of the fact that he was forced down in the opening round, Causer (132) was right back in the mix by the end of the third after boxing well and driving Connolly (132½) around the ring in that session. In the fourth after Causer put Connolly down with a swinging left to the jaw the odds were in favour of the Englishman but he failed to take advantage and the latter came back well. It had been seen earlier that Connolly was a danger, carrying power in both hands, and in the fifth a right to the ribs put Causer down for the full count despite the blow initially appearing to be an innocuous one. The above weights were supplied by the Sporting Life, while the Mirror of Life gave both men to be 133½lbs.