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1897-05-03 (126lbs) [[Harry Greenfield]] w rsc 8 (20) [[Larry Burns]], Olympic Club, Birmingham, England. Billed for the 126lbs world title, Burns was better known as the world champion ball puncher but as soon as the opening bell went he found that Greenfield was a far different proposition. Easily avoiding the swinging blows meted out by the American, Greenfield used his left up and down, coupled with rights to the jaw, to enforce a stoppage midway through the eighth.  
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1897-05-03 (126lbs) [[Harry Greenfield]] w rsc 8 (20) [[Larry Burns]], Olympic Club, Birmingham, England. Billed for the 126lbs world title, Burns was better known as the world champion ball puncher, and as soon as the opening bell went he found that Greenfield would be a hard man to beat. Easily avoiding the swinging blows meted out by the American, Greenfield used his left up and down, coupled with rights to the jaw, to enforce a stoppage midway through the eighth.  
  
Greenfield lost his title claim when beaten at 124lbs by [[Ben Jordan]] on 29 May 1899.
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On 23 November, [[George Cunningham]] and [[Bill Wood]] both claimed to be English 126lb champions.  
 
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On 23 November, [[Young George Cunningham]] and [[Bill Wood]] both claimed to be English 126lb champions.  
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Latest revision as of 13:06, 27 March 2013

1897-05-03 (126lbs) Harry Greenfield w rsc 8 (20) Larry Burns, Olympic Club, Birmingham, England. Billed for the 126lbs world title, Burns was better known as the world champion ball puncher, and as soon as the opening bell went he found that Greenfield would be a hard man to beat. Easily avoiding the swinging blows meted out by the American, Greenfield used his left up and down, coupled with rights to the jaw, to enforce a stoppage midway through the eighth.

On 23 November, George Cunningham and Bill Wood both claimed to be English 126lb champions.