1901-03-18 (100lbs) Frank Morcombe w pts 15 Harry McLeavy, Theatre Royal, West Hartlepool, England
1901-03-18 (100lbs) Frank Morcombe w pts 15 Harry McLeavy, Theatre Royal, West Hartlepool, England. Referee: H. R. Gorton. Billed for the English 100lbs title, with both men well inside the weight, Morcombe led off and continued doing so throughout the contest although being forced to take many blows to the short ribs and kidney regions. What McLeavy lacked in science he made up for in spirit, but he was unable to wear Morcombe down and lost by a fair points margin.
Continuing to claim the championship at that poundage, Morcombe was soon joined by others such as Nutty Williams (June); Harry Slough (who, according to the Mirror of Life on 14 September, should be seen as the English 100lbs champion); Jack Lamb (September); Ted Beach (October); Mark Verrall (September 1902); Albert Cocksedge (October 1902); Alf Clarke (July 1903) and Sam Kellar (August 1903) to challenge all England at the weight.
On 28 February 1906, it was reported in the Sporting Life that Charlie Dew was being billed as the English 100lbs champion, but he had moved on in weight before Joe Percival arrived on the scene in 1907.