1898-05-23 (160lbs+) Arthur Akers w co 2 (20) Bill Chesterfield Goode, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1898-05-23 (160lbs+) Arthur Akers w co 2 (20) Bill Chesterfield Goode, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J.Angle. Starting well, Akers (162½) appeared to be faster than Goode (166) and following some good work inside he dropped the latter, who went back to his corner at the end of the first round blowing hard having taken a short count. The second session saw Goode again under pressure and after being floored by a hard right to the cheek he gamely got up only to be met by the two-fisted Akers, now champing at the bit. This time round, Goode never stood a chance and a hard right to the jaw saw him counted out with 40 seconds of the round remaining.

On the result, the winner had a fair claim to both the English 164 and 166lb titles.