1891-06-08 (107lbs) Chappie Moran w pts 20 Sid Phillips, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1891-06-08 (107lbs) Chappie Moran w pts 20 Sid Phillips, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Billed for the English and world 107lbs titles, the issue was still in doubt up to the 15th round, but after Phillips was cut over the right eye in that session he was considerably bothered. Still, he fought on bravely. However, by the 17th Moran was by far the stronger of the two, his extra efforts from that point earning him the decision.
Moran was a publicity seeker, making claim after claim. Surprisingly, he was often thought more of than men who were superior, having initially made his name in America when winning the national amateur championship.
A day later, in America, Alf Levy, who had been due to meet Tommy Spider Kelly at 107lbs, claimed the title at that weight after Kelly was unable to go through with the fight. Continuing to find it difficult to make a meaningful match, Levy sailed for England in December, and on arriving home he was challenged by William Cook to decide the 107lbs championship.