27 April (100lbs) Tommy Brown w pts 15 Joe Percival, Lynn Street Circus, West Hartlepool, England
27 April (100lbs) Tommy Brown w pts 15 Joe Percival, Lynn Street Circus, West Hartlepool, England. Made at 100lbs, Percival’s English title claim at the weight passed to Brown on the result. Both men started fast, with Percival having some difficulty in getting inside Brown’s guard but persevering. Brown appeared to be the heavier puncher of the two, sending in some stiff blows to the body at times, while Percival continually found the target with the left jab. It was only in the final two sessions that the bout was decided, when it was noticeable that Brown was getting on top as Percival tired rapidly, and the decision in favour of the local man received great applause.