1895-11-25 (112lbs) Pedlar Palmer w disq 14 (20) Billy Plimmer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1895-11-25 (112lbs) Pedlar Palmer w disq 14 (20) Billy Plimmer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed for the world 112lbs title, both men being dead on the weight, Plimmer was outfought from the opening bell and was almost dropped within seconds of the start. Things were not going well for Plimmer and by the end of the first session he had been warned to keep his punches up after a couple of low ones. The second had hardly started when Palmer dropped Plimmer with a left hook, and throughout the session the man who had beaten the legendary George Dixon was at a loss on how to deal with the speedster in front of him. Although Plimmer attacked with venom he could not nail his rival, and by the seventh it looked as though he might be knocked out such was Palmer’s dominance. While Plimmer could hurt Palmer on occasion he could not pin him down despite damaging the latter’s right eye in the tenth. The fight came to an end in the 14th after Plimmer was twice smashed to the floor by well-timed blows to the jaw, and when his brother leapt into the ring the man from Birmingham was disqualified.
Palmer never made 112lbs again, moving up in class.