1902-08-30 Denver Ed Martin w co 4 (10) Frank Craig, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England

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1902-08-30 Denver Ed Martin w co 4 (10) Frank Craig, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: Sam Francis. Billed for the ‘black’ title, Martin, who had met Craig just two weeks earlier, was again contracted to stop Craig inside ten rounds and quickly got down to business. Dropped twice in the second round, Craig came back strongly towards the end of the session to stagger his fellow-American and although he got through the third without too many problems he was soon under pressure in the fourth. After going down without taking a punch early on, Craig was on borrowed time and following another visit to the canvas from a right to the jaw a similar blow sent him down to be counted out moments later.

That was Martin’s last contest in England before returning to America, where he next risked his claim against Bob Armstrong (nd-w pts 6 on 10 December 1902 at the Penn Art Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Some reports give this as a six-round no-contest.