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1905-02-20 (144lbs) [[Tom Woodley]] w disq 5 (15) [[Charlie Knock]], Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: G. H. Holloway. Although Woodley was still claiming the English 146lbs title, this one was billed as an English 144lbs title fight. With no individual weights given (it was stated that Knock could never have made 144lbs) and despite the majority of newspapers reporting it as being over three-minute rounds, the ''Mirror of Life'' gave it as two-minute rounds, which was the normal practice at the venue. The contest started carefully with both men targeting the body, but before too long virtually every close exchange ended in too much holding. In the fourth round the referee found fit to caution each fighter for holding and not breaking when asked. In addition to that, Knock was twice warned for going low and when he repeatedly went low in the fifth he was immediately disqualified.   
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1905-02-20 (144lbs) [[Tom Woodley]] w disq 5 (15) [[Charlie Knock]], Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: G. H. Holloway. Although Woodley was still claiming the English 146lbs title, this one was billed as an English 144lbs title fight. With no individual weights given (it was stated that Knock could never have made 144lbs), and despite the majority of newspapers reporting it as being over three-minute rounds, the ''Mirror of Life'' gave it as two-minute rounds, which was the normal practice at the venue. The contest started carefully with both men targeting the body, but before long virtually every close exchange ended in too much holding. In the fourth round the referee found fit to caution each fighter for holding and not breaking when asked. In addition to that Knock was twice warned for going low, and when he repeatedly went low in the fifth he was disqualified.   
  
While Woodley appears to go into retirement, in August 1905 [[Peter Brown]] challenged all England at 144lbs, which he continued to do throughout 1906, and was joined by [[Jack Meekins]] (January 1906), but fought at a higher weight thereafter.
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While Woodley appears to go into retirement, in August 1905 [[Peter Brown]] challenged all England at 144lbs, which he continued to do throughout 1906, being joined by [[Jack Meekins]] (January 1906). However, Brown fought at a higher weight thereafter.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:27, 27 May 2013

1905-02-20 (144lbs) Tom Woodley w disq 5 (15) Charlie Knock, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: G. H. Holloway. Although Woodley was still claiming the English 146lbs title, this one was billed as an English 144lbs title fight. With no individual weights given (it was stated that Knock could never have made 144lbs), and despite the majority of newspapers reporting it as being over three-minute rounds, the Mirror of Life gave it as two-minute rounds, which was the normal practice at the venue. The contest started carefully with both men targeting the body, but before long virtually every close exchange ended in too much holding. In the fourth round the referee found fit to caution each fighter for holding and not breaking when asked. In addition to that Knock was twice warned for going low, and when he repeatedly went low in the fifth he was disqualified.

While Woodley appears to go into retirement, in August 1905 Peter Brown challenged all England at 144lbs, which he continued to do throughout 1906, being joined by Jack Meekins (January 1906). However, Brown fought at a higher weight thereafter.