1898-04-04 (104lbs) Charlie Exall w disq 17 (20) Harry Brodigan, Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England

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1898-04-04 (104lbs) [[Charlie Exall]] w disq 17 (20) [[Harry Brodigan]], Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England. Referee: T. W. Gale. Billed for the English 104lbs title, it was fairly even for the opening four rounds before Exall (100) took the initiative to have Brodigan (102½) unsteady on his pins in the fifth. From thereon it was all Exall as Brodigan continually fell down when hurt or simply to avoid the punishment being meted out by his rival. Finally, in the 17th, the referee had seen enough and disqualified Brodigan, while later apologising to Exall’s corner for allowing the fight to continue for so long without taking any action.
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1898-04-04 (104lbs) [[Charlie Exall]] w disq 17 (20) [[Harry Brodigan]], Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England. Referee: T. W. Gale. Billed for the English 104lbs title, it was fairly even for the opening four rounds before Exall (100) took the initiative to have Brodigan (102½) unsteady on his pins in the fifth. Thereafter it was all Exall as Brodigan continually fell down when hurt or simply to avoid the punishment being meted out by his rival. Finally, in the 17th, the referee had seen enough and disqualified Brodigan, while later apologising to Exall’s corner for allowing the fight to continue for so long without taking any action.
  
 
[[Category: 1898 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1898 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]

Revision as of 12:02, 22 March 2012

1898-04-04 (104lbs) Charlie Exall w disq 17 (20) Harry Brodigan, Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England. Referee: T. W. Gale. Billed for the English 104lbs title, it was fairly even for the opening four rounds before Exall (100) took the initiative to have Brodigan (102½) unsteady on his pins in the fifth. Thereafter it was all Exall as Brodigan continually fell down when hurt or simply to avoid the punishment being meted out by his rival. Finally, in the 17th, the referee had seen enough and disqualified Brodigan, while later apologising to Exall’s corner for allowing the fight to continue for so long without taking any action.

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