1899-11-23 (104lbs) Harry Ashley drew 20 Alf Rosser, St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London, England

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1899-11-23 (104lbs) Harry Ashley drew 20 Alf Rosser, St Andrew’s Hall, Westminster, London, England. Originally advertised as being for the English 102lbs title, neither man could make the weight and the fight went ahead at catchweights with Ashley (104) claiming the 104lbs title on the result despite not having boxed for over two years. His opponent, Rosser (105), forced the pace continuously and would surely have won had he not damaged his dexter hand in the 13th, an injury that forced him to box on the back foot from thereon. Both men were floored, Ashley in the sixth and ninth and Rosser in the ninth.

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