1900-05-07 (122lbs) Jack Gibson w co 14 (20) Nat Smith, Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England
1900-05-07 (122lbs) Jack Gibson w co 14 (20) Nat Smith, Standard Theatre, Gateshead, England. Referee: Ed Plummer. Contested at 122lbs, although Gibson started out as the favourite the bookmakers soon revised their odds when Smith took the lead before dropping the Gateshead man in the eighth with a stunning right to the jaw. Gibson made it to the end of the round despite still being groggy, and a round or so later made a remarkable comeback when going for the wind with his left and Smith’s jaw with his right. It certainly paid rich dividends for Gibson, and in the 14th, having gone close on a number of occasions he finally found the punches to put Smith down and out.
Following the contest, Gibson was now claiming both the English 122 and 124lbs titles on winning but went nowhere.
Another man to put in a claim was Bert Adams (the winner of a championship competition when outpointing Dick Lee over six rounds at Wonderland, Mile End, London on 16 February 1901), but he also failed to make it stick.