1899-12-22 (118lbs) Terry McGovern w rtd 2 (25) Harry Forbes, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA

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1899-12-22 (118lbs) Terry McGovern w rtd 2 (25) Harry Forbes, Broadway AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Billed for the world 118lbs title, Forbes (116½) was dropped in the first and again in the second before a right hook finished him off. With McGovern (116½) looking on menacingly, Forbes’ seconds threw the towel in.

Regardless of his defeat at the hands of McGovern, Pedlar Palmer continued to be seen as the English 118lbs champion at this time.