Sheffield Evening Telegraph February 1, 1910
An Attractive Boxing Programme
The district which has produced “Iron” Hague, Tommy Stokes, and other more or less well-known boxers is awakening to the fact that there is plenty of local material of the right stuff for the ring. With the idea of encouraging the home made article, the Mexborough Gymnastic Sporting Club has been formed. The club opens at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Mexborough on Thursday afternoon, when several attractive matches are down for decision.
Mr WT Ecclestone (“Jolly Jumbo”), of London, the greatest boxing trainer and heaviest man in England, will act as referee, and the program will include the following:
Three rounds exhibition spar between Tom Stokes, of Mexborough and Jim Styles, of Marylebone, London.
15 rounds contest between George Thompson, of Swinton, and Arthur Monks, of Kilnhurst for £20 and the club purse.
6 rounds contest between Edgar Barrett and Albert Werrall, both of Mexborough, for £10 and the club purse.
6 rounds contest between Bert Lynch, of Denaby, and Fred Denham of Mexborough for £10 and the club purse.
And last, but not least, a nine stone novice competition, for which there are over 30 entries for prizes, including gold watches, gold medals, silver cups etc.