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, soon having Mortimer (103½) bewildered by his speed when moving in to land blows while 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. 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 leaving Mortimer to reclaim the title. He was then joined by Gus Beaumont (who won a championship competition when outpointing Darby Wheeldon over four rounds at the Central Hall, Holborn, London on 17 November) 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).