1902-09-15 (144lbs) Tom Woodley w pts 11 (10) Eddie Connolly, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England
1902-09-15 (144lbs) Tom Woodley w pts 11 (10) Eddie Connolly, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: Tom Goodwin. Billed as a fight to decide the world 144lbs title, regardless of the fact that it was not contested under full championship conditions it did not stop Woodley from claiming the English title at the weight on winning. However, on reading the Sporting Life fight report it would seem that Connolly was robbed as he fought Woodley all over the ring at times and while there were no knockdowns before the end of normal time he appeared to have landed most of the heavy punches. The tenth was undoubtedly the best round of the fight and after both men had gone hammer and tongs the referee, considering the fight even, asked them box another session. In the decider, Connolly had Woodley over from a hard body punch and fought on even terms, yet still lost.