1902-12-11 (136lbs) Spike Sullivan w co 14 (15) Bill Chester, National AC, Marylebone, London, England
1902-12-11 (136lbs) Spike Sullivan w co 14 (15) Bill Chester, National AC, Marylebone, London, England. Referee: J. G. Evitt. Billed for the world 136lbs title with both men inside, the fight began in earnest at the opening bell with first one then the other firing in heavy blows. Sullivan was down in the second round but was soon up. The next four or five sessions were much of the same and it was really a matter of who would tire first. By the eighth there was more and more holding, but both were still hitting with venom and after Sullivan was dropped in the tenth he came straight back to have the best of the session. In the 13th it was apparent that Sullivan was the stronger man as Chester began to wilt and in the 14th the latter was smashed to the floor twice, being counted out on one knee on the second occasion.
Clearly having difficulty making 136lbs, Chester fought at a higher weight from thereon. The English 136lbs title was then claimed by Spike Robson (February 1903), Jack Goldswain (August 1903), Bob Russell (March 1905) and Jabez White, who challenged the world on 28 October 1905.