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1897-09-27 (123/124lbs) [[Bill Brierley]] w pts 20 [[Jim Barry]], NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. With both men inside 123lbs, Brierley (121) added to his English 124lbs title claim after his win over Barry (121). Right from the start Brierley was a revelation, picking up round after round and cutting Barry over both eyes in the process. While Brierley proved he had a punch he failed to knock Barry down and it was clear that the latter had been playing a waiting game, hoping that his rival would blow up at some stage. When that did not happen it was all over for Barry and the points award went to Brierley by a big margin.     
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1897-09-27 (123/124lbs) [[Bill Brierley]] w pts 20 [[Jim Barry]], NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. With both men inside 123lbs, Brierley (121) added to his English 124lbs title claim after his win over Barry (121). Right from the start Brierley was a revelation, picking up round after round and cutting Barry over both eyes in the process. Despite Brierley proving he had a punch he failed to knock Barry down, it being clear that the latter had been playing a waiting game while hoping that his rival would blow up at some stage. When that did not happen it was all over for Barry, the points award going to Brierley by a big margin.     
  
 
[[Category: 1897 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1897 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Featherweight Division]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:39, 7 December 2012

1897-09-27 (123/124lbs) Bill Brierley w pts 20 Jim Barry, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. With both men inside 123lbs, Brierley (121) added to his English 124lbs title claim after his win over Barry (121). Right from the start Brierley was a revelation, picking up round after round and cutting Barry over both eyes in the process. Despite Brierley proving he had a punch he failed to knock Barry down, it being clear that the latter had been playing a waiting game while hoping that his rival would blow up at some stage. When that did not happen it was all over for Barry, the points award going to Brierley by a big margin.