1902-06-23 (160lbs) Jack Palmer w co 7 (20) Dave Peters, Prince of Wales Circus, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

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1902-06-23 (160lbs) [[Jack Palmer]] w co 7 (20) [[Dave Peters]], Prince of Wales Circus, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Referee: Tom Davies. Billed for the English 160lbs title, and articled for two-minute rounds to be in place, most aficionados ruled it out as a championship contest, the ''Cardiff Evening Express'' reporting the result as an eight-round kayo in an eliminator for the English championship. It was only in the first and second rounds that Peters appeared to have a chance reported the ''Sporting Life'', and from there onwards Palmer began to pile up the points with a strong left lead. That the fight lasted as long as it did was entirely due to appeals for fouls and unsportsmanlike behaviour on behalf of Peters’ supporters claimed the paper. On two occasions, Peters, who was almost finished and had been knocked out of the ring, gained three or four minutes respite due these tactics. However,in the seventh it was all over for Peters after a solid right-left sent him down to be counted out.  
 
1902-06-23 (160lbs) [[Jack Palmer]] w co 7 (20) [[Dave Peters]], Prince of Wales Circus, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Referee: Tom Davies. Billed for the English 160lbs title, and articled for two-minute rounds to be in place, most aficionados ruled it out as a championship contest, the ''Cardiff Evening Express'' reporting the result as an eight-round kayo in an eliminator for the English championship. It was only in the first and second rounds that Peters appeared to have a chance reported the ''Sporting Life'', and from there onwards Palmer began to pile up the points with a strong left lead. That the fight lasted as long as it did was entirely due to appeals for fouls and unsportsmanlike behaviour on behalf of Peters’ supporters claimed the paper. On two occasions, Peters, who was almost finished and had been knocked out of the ring, gained three or four minutes respite due these tactics. However,in the seventh it was all over for Peters after a solid right-left sent him down to be counted out.  
  
While Palmer moves up in weight following this one, there is little activity at 160lbs
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While Palmer moves up in weight following this one there is little activity at 160lbs until the NSC standardised weights on 11 February 1909, other than challenges and claimants in Britain such as [[Pat O'Keefe]] ((September 1906), [[Charlie Wilson]] (November 1906), [[Jack Costello]] (June 1908) and [[Charlie Allum]] (July 1908).
 
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On 10 November 1906, when [[Charlie Wilson]] claimed to be the English 160lbs champion he was recognised as such by the ''Sporting Life'' on 28 November.  
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[[Category: 1902 Title Contests]]
 
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[[Category: Middleweight Division]]

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1902-06-23 (160lbs) Jack Palmer w co 7 (20) Dave Peters, Prince of Wales Circus, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. Referee: Tom Davies. Billed for the English 160lbs title, and articled for two-minute rounds to be in place, most aficionados ruled it out as a championship contest, the Cardiff Evening Express reporting the result as an eight-round kayo in an eliminator for the English championship. It was only in the first and second rounds that Peters appeared to have a chance reported the Sporting Life, and from there onwards Palmer began to pile up the points with a strong left lead. That the fight lasted as long as it did was entirely due to appeals for fouls and unsportsmanlike behaviour on behalf of Peters’ supporters claimed the paper. On two occasions, Peters, who was almost finished and had been knocked out of the ring, gained three or four minutes respite due these tactics. However,in the seventh it was all over for Peters after a solid right-left sent him down to be counted out.

While Palmer moves up in weight following this one there is little activity at 160lbs until the NSC standardised weights on 11 February 1909, other than challenges and claimants in Britain such as Pat O'Keefe ((September 1906), Charlie Wilson (November 1906), Jack Costello (June 1908) and Charlie Allum (July 1908).

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