1898-04-04 (122lbs) Ben Jordan w disq 17 (20) Eddie Curry, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1898-04-04 (122lbs) Ben Jordan w disq 17 (20) Eddie Curry, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Billed as Britain’s version of the world 122lbs title, Jordan started well and by the fifth he had really begun to weaken Curry with body blows. The Englishman continued to hand out punishment before putting Curry down with a swing to the jaw in the tenth. By now his work to the body was having an effect on Curry, who was told more than once not to hold. Unable to keep Jordan at bay, Curry was sent down heavily in the 14th following a rally. The next two sessions saw Curry under the cosh, and when one of his seconds entered the ring in the 17th the American was automatically disqualified.