1907-12-04 (150lbs) Charlie Knock w co 11 (15) Peter Brown, Wagram Theatre, Paris, France

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1907-12-04 (150lbs) Charlie Knock w co 11 (15) Peter Brown, Wagram Theatre, Paris, France. Referee: Frantz Reichel. Made at catchweights, both men were thought to be inside 150lbs, thus placing Knock’s title claim at the weight on the line. Initially, Brown was supposed to have met Charlie Allum, but when the latter met with an accident Knock stepped in. Brown made the better start, using his favoured right hand over the heart, and in the third round he sent Knock to the boards. It was becoming a stubborn affair. In the fifth, after hurting Knock badly, Brown himself was put down by a heavy left to the jaw. Although Brown was using the ring more, in the ninth Knock had him down for ‘nine’, and despite escaping further punishment in the tenth he was finished off in the 11th after taking a right to the point and being counted out.

Throughout 1908 Knock claimed the English 150lbs title despite being outpointed by Curley Watson over ten rounds and knocked out inside 12 rounds by Alf Hewitt, a well-known wrestler, at Wonderland, Mile End, London on 30 November 1908. Although made at 150lbs it was contested over two-minute rounds, lessening its importance, but it was still a bad defeat.

On 17 July 1909, a few months after the NSC had announced the new weight classes, Knock stated that he had the best claim to the new British 147lbs title, having beaten Brown several times as well as Andrew Jeptha, while winning and losing to Watson. However, the fact that he was then campaigning at 154lbs disqualified him from fighting at the welterweight limit.