1899-04-03 (108lbs) Jack Walker w rtd 6 (20) Ike Cohen, Oxford Street Gymnastic Club, Manchester, England
1899-04-03 (108lbs) Jack Walker w rtd 6 (20) Ike Cohen, Oxford Street Gymnastic Club, Manchester, England. Billed for the English 108lbs title, both men came in spot on the weight, and although Cohen made the running in the first round the second session saw him battered from pillar to post. Somehow getting through the third, Cohen was smashed to the floor by a right to the jaw in the fourth but was saved by the bell. In the next two rounds it was more of the same as Walker went for the finish, Cohen being forced to take a beating from both hands before his corner humanely pulled him of the contest at the end of the sixth.
Following his victory, Walker issued challenges to Matt Precious and Jim Lee in September 1899 before claiming the world title at the weight. However, on 3 August 1900, the Sporting Life reported that Walker could no longer make 108lbs and was moving up the weight scale.
Following that, Jack Guyon (September 1900), Precious (November 1900), Charlie Smirke, Jim Kenrick and George Collins (who outpointed Frank Morcombe over three rounds at the New Adelphi Club, The Strand, London on 28 March 1901) challenged all England.