1899-10-23 (92lbs) Bill Pincombe w pts 20 Joe O’Neill, City Gym, Bradford, England
23 October (92lbs) Bill Pincombe w pts 20 Joe O’Neill, City Gym, Bradford, England. Referee: Fred Best. With O’Neill credited as being the holder in a contest billed for the English 92lbs title, it was Pincombe who did all the forcing for round after round before walking away an easy winner. Although O’Neill was skilful at avoiding blows he did little scoring himself and after being dropped in the 11th it looked to be all over. However, he surprised many when winning the 15th, 16th and 17th rounds but had left it far too late, Pincombe being given the verdict after what was reported as a one-sided contest.