1898-05-23 (154lbs) Dido Plumb w co 4 (20) Australian Billy Edwards, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1898-05-23 (154lbs) Dido Plumb w co 4 (20) Australian Billy Edwards, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Recognised as an Imperial British Empire title fight at 154lbs, Edwards (149) made all the early running when concentrating on the body, having Plumb (152) down in the first round from a right to the point of the jaw. On getting up Plumb boxed on the back foot for a while before coming back hard in the third, but after about a minute gone in the fourth he was dropped again. However, unperturbed, Plumb got to his feet and dodged around the ring for some respite before smashing in a countering right to Edwards’ jaw as the Australian carelessly rushed forward. Now it was Edwards turn to visit the canvas, and a complete reversal of form saw him go down three more times in that session prior to being counted out on the 2.10 mark.