1901-10-21 (134lbs) Bob Russell w pts 10 Bill Wood, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1901-10-21 (134lbs) Bob Russell w pts 10 Bill Wood, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Made at 134lbs, Russell came to the ring looking rather slighter than his opponent and after ten rounds of more clinching than action he was awarded a very narrow decision. Although it was Wood who made most of the running, concentrating on the body, for much of the time he was tied up at close quarters, outscored at distance and unable to find the target with any accuracy, hence the verdict going against him. There appear to have been no knockdowns. Following the fight, Russell’s claim to the English title at the weight was a good one despite Jabez White and Bill Chester’s claims appearing to be stronger.