1898-05-23 (138lbs) Harry Webster w disq 5 (10) Jack Cullen, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1898-05-23 (138lbs) Harry Webster w disq 5 (10) Jack Cullen, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Bernard J. Angle. Made at 138lbs, although there was no title billing as such Cullen was reported as being the Australian 138lbs champion, while Webster (138) had a claim to the English title. Unfortunately, the fight never really got going, there being far too much holding and hitting for the referee’s comfort, and having warned Cullen several times he eventually disqualified him in the seventh. When the men were not hugging there were good punches landed by both fighters, Cullen paying attention to Webster’s body while the latter had his rival hurt on more than one occasion.
Following this one, there appear to be no further important fights at the weight for Webster and by early 1901 he had moved on.
In the interim, Jim Curran, back from America, challenged all England at any weight between 137 and 140lbs on 24 December and was followed by Jewey Cook (April 1899), Johnny Hughes (September 1899), Alf Bannister (October 1899) and Pat Daly (March 1901), before Charlie Knock arrived on the scene in September 1901.