1894-06-25 (106lbs) Pedlar Palmer w rsc 5 (20) Bill Mortimer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1894-06-25 (106lbs) Pedlar Palmer w rsc 5 (20) Bill Mortimer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Billed for the English 106lbs title, Palmer (105) started rapidly and soon had Mortimer (103½) bewildered by his speed when moving in to land blows and making good use of the ring. In the third round Mortimer was swung to the boards three times, with Palmer even going over with him on one occasion, and in the fourth it was apparent that he was all in. Coming out for the fifth in the ascendancy Palmer tore into Mortimer, and after the latter had been dropped to the floor five times the referee climbed in to the ring to stop the fight.
The winner, a growing lad, quickly moved on and Mortimer again reclaimed the title, being joined by Gus Beaumont (who won a championship competition on 17 November, outpointing Darby Wheeldon over four rounds at the Central Hall, Holborn, London) and Jim Williams (who was challenging all England in January 1895). Another man to win a championship competition at the weight was Alf Carey (who outpointed Bill Hoad over three rounds at the Central Hall on 6 April 1895).