1907-02-11 (140lbs) Jack Goldswain w co 5 (20) Pat Daly, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1907-02-11 (140lbs) Jack Goldswain w co 5 (20) Pat Daly, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Articled for the English 140lbs title and involving Goldswain’s Imperial British Empire championship claim, Daly (148), who had continually boasted that he could make the requisite weight, came in eight pounds over and paid forfeit. Goldswain (139½) started the better and in the second he was punching with considerable force, forcing Daly around the ring. Following a couple of slow rounds Goldswain came out for the fifth with a vengeance and after backing Daly into a corner a left hook to the jaw sent the latter down to be counted out. On retaining the championship Goldswain challenged the world. A young man aptly named Freddie Welsh was now issuing challenges to all England and put down a £20 deposit at the offices of the Sporting Life to bind a match with Goldswain. However, this situation turned into farce as first one man and then the other stated that their deposit had not been covered and in the 3 May issue of the Sporting Life Goldswain was quoted as saying that Welsh would have to wait until next season as he was far too busy. Despite being outpointed by Young Joseph over 20 two-minute rounds at Wonderland, Mile End, London on 20 January 1908, it was made at 144lbs and Goldswain, who continued to claim the English 140lbs title, was challenged by Bill Wood (June) and Joe Fletcher (October). On 23 November 1908, Johnny Summers (134lbs) stopped Goldswain inside 14 rounds (at the NSC). Made at catchweights, Goldswain (144lbs), who came in as a substitute, to all intents and purposes lost his English 140lbs title claim on the result.