1898-01-17 (150lbs) Jerry Driscoll w pts 20 Tom Woodley, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1898-01-17 (150lbs) Jerry Driscoll w pts 20 Tom Woodley, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Despite a lack of billing this contest was regarded by those in the know as involving the English 150lbs title. Prior to the 17th round the men were difficult to split in what had been an even match-up, but from there on in it was Driscoll (149½) who did the better work. On several occasions Woodley (146) was seen to be groggy. Never wasting a punch, the sailor fired away with both hands and pinned Woodley back to such a degree that there could only be one winner at the final bell.

With Driscoll, an unassuming man, never pushing his claim it never took off.