1904-08-01 (112lbs) Boyo Driscoll w disq 10 (20) Owen Moran, Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales

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1 August (112lbs) [[Boyo Driscoll]] w disq 10 (20) [[Owen Moran]], [[Queens Hall, Cardiff]], Wales. Referee: [[Joe Smith]]. Despite being billed for the English 112lbs title according to the Sporting Life, the winner received no recognition as such due to the fight being contested over two-minute rounds. This was supported by an article in the 3 September issue of the ''Mirror of Life'', stating that Moran was still the recognised English champion regardless of the fact that he would soon be boxing in a higher weight division. Further discreditation came when ''The Sportsman'' reported the contest to be a mere ten rounder. The fight itself saw Driscoll forcing matters for the first eight rounds before Moran came back in hard-hitting fashion, only to go low once too often for the referee’s liking.
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1904-08-01 (112lbs) [[Boyo Driscoll]] w disq 10 (20) [[Owen Moran]], Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales. Referee: Joe Smith. Regardless of the fact that it was billed for the English 112lbs title according to the ''Sporting Life'', the winner received no recognition as such due to the fight being contested over two-minute rounds. This was supported by an article in the 3 September issue of the ''Mirror of Life'', stating that Moran was still the recognised English champion even though he would soon be boxing in a higher weight division. Further discreditation came when ''The Sportsman'' reported the contest to be a mere ten rounder. The fight itself saw Driscoll forcing matters for the first eight rounds before Moran came back in hard-hitting fashion, only to go low once too often for the referee’s liking.
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Latest revision as of 10:57, 17 March 2013

1904-08-01 (112lbs) Boyo Driscoll w disq 10 (20) Owen Moran, Queens Hall, Cardiff, Wales. Referee: Joe Smith. Regardless of the fact that it was billed for the English 112lbs title according to the Sporting Life, the winner received no recognition as such due to the fight being contested over two-minute rounds. This was supported by an article in the 3 September issue of the Mirror of Life, stating that Moran was still the recognised English champion even though he would soon be boxing in a higher weight division. Further discreditation came when The Sportsman reported the contest to be a mere ten rounder. The fight itself saw Driscoll forcing matters for the first eight rounds before Moran came back in hard-hitting fashion, only to go low once too often for the referee’s liking.

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