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1896-12-07 (138lbs) Harry Webster w pts 20 Owen Sweeney, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 138lbs, Webster (134) had taken the lead by the halfway stage thanks to his left jab, despite Sweeney (132) being the main aggressor. In the 11th and 17th, Sweeney had Webster groggy from blows to the jaw but on both occasions allowed his rival to recover and the decision was a worthy one. Following the contest, Webster claimed the English title at the weight emanated. On 17 December, Alf Bannister challenged all England, but was unable to make a match worthy of the championship.
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1896-12-07 (138lbs) [[Harry Webster]] w pts 20 [[Owen Sweeney]], NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 138lbs, Webster (134) had taken the lead by the halfway stage thanks to his left jab, despite Sweeney (132) being the main aggressor. In the 11th and 17th, Sweeney had Webster groggy from blows to the jaw but on both occasions allowed his rival to recover and the decision was a worthy one.  
  
[[Category: 1896 Lightweight Title Contests]]
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A day later Webster claimed the English title at the weight.
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On 17 December, [[Alf Bannister]] challenged all England, but was unable to make a match worthy of the championship.
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[[Category: 1896 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Lightweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Lightweight Division]]

Revision as of 11:50, 19 January 2012

1896-12-07 (138lbs) Harry Webster w pts 20 Owen Sweeney, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 138lbs, Webster (134) had taken the lead by the halfway stage thanks to his left jab, despite Sweeney (132) being the main aggressor. In the 11th and 17th, Sweeney had Webster groggy from blows to the jaw but on both occasions allowed his rival to recover and the decision was a worthy one.

A day later Webster claimed the English title at the weight.

On 17 December, Alf Bannister challenged all England, but was unable to make a match worthy of the championship.