1897-10-08 (144lbs) Dick Burge w co 1 (20) Tom Causer, Bolingbroke Club, Clapham, London, England
1897-10-08 (144lbs) Dick Burge w co 1 (20) Tom Causer, Bolingbroke Club, Clapham, London, England. Referee: Robert Watson. Given English and world title billing at 144lbs, the return between the two lasted just 61 seconds as Burge quickly took full revenge for his earlier disqualification defeat at the hands of Causer. Hurt by the opening punch of the fight, Causer landed just once before Burge pushed him away prior to sending in a terrific right to the jaw that sent the Londoner down to be counted out.
Despite threatening to quit boxing during January 1898, in March and April of that year both the Mirror of Life and Sporting Life reported that Burge should be recognised as the 144lbs world champion.