1905-08-24 (114lbs) Owen Moran w co 7 (15) Jim Kenrick, Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England

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1905-08-24 (114lbs) Owen Moran w co 7 (15) Jim Kenrick, Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England. Referee: Tom Gamble. Billed for the English 114lbs title, it was disqualified from proper recognition as it was contested over two-minute rounds. That apart, Moran had all the advantages in height and weight over Kenrick, making it pay as he outclassed and dropped the latter several times in the opening six rounds before knocking him out in the seventh with a solid left swing to the jaw.

From there on Moran was fighting at a higher weight.

On 1 November 1906, Ike Bradley knocked out Harry Brodigan inside nine rounds at the Christian Street Gymnastic Club, in a match made at 114lbs. With no title billing as such, and Bradley refusing to weigh in, Brodigan claimed the forfeit. The fight went ahead with Brodigan in front up to the ninth, but in that round the latter ‘jumped up’ to allow a body punch to go low and was counted out, the referee refusing to allow a foul.

Following the NSC announcing new weight divisions on 11 February 1909, the 114lbs class disappeared from grace.

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