1897-05-03 (126lbs) Harry Greenfield w rsc 8 (20) Larry Burns, Olympic Club, Birmingham, England

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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.

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