1899-10-02 (130lbs) Bill Chester w co 1 (20) Ted Marlow, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1899-10-02 (130lbs) Bill Chester w co 1 (20) Ted Marlow, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed for the English 130lbs title, Chester (129½) went after Marlow (129½) right from the gong and almost immediately floored the latter with a left swing to the head. Three more times Marlow was knocked down and got up, but when he was dropped for the fifth time, a right swing to the head doing the damage, he crashed down to be counted out on the 1.12 mark. On 6 June 1900, it was reported in the Mirror of Life that Chester had been outpointed over 15 rounds at 130lbs by George Cunningham at Wonderland, Mile End, London, for an English gold and silver championship belt on 2 June. According to Harold Alderman, neither the Sporting Life nor the Sportsman mentioned it and one should have grave doubts as to whether it took place. Even if it had, two-¬minute rounds ruled it out from being fully recognised. After defeating Marlow, Chester challenged the world and was still calling himself the 130lbs champion at the beginning of 1902, despite moving up in weight.