1903-05-11 (120lbs) Pedlar Palmer w pts 12 Digger Stanley, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England

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1903-05-11 (120lbs) [[Pedlar Palmer]] w pts 12 [[Digger Stanley]], Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: Sid Rushton. With Palmer limited to 120lbs, and a handicap match with Stanley not expected to make anything like that, it was still seen by some to be a defence of Palmer’s title claim at the weight despite two-minute rounds (not the recognised three) being in place. Starting at a fair pace, both men showing much cleverness, Palmer appeared to have more power and accuracy than Stanley, having the latter down twice in rounds six and seven. Stanley made a good comeback in the ninth, scoring well with the left, but in the last three sessions it was all Palmer, sending out straight punches like piston rods, who added to his lead.  
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1903-05-11 (120lbs) [[Pedlar Palmer]] w pts 12 [[Digger Stanley]], Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: Sid Rushton. With Palmer limited to 120lbs, and a handicap match with Stanley not expected to make anything like that, it was still seen by some to be a defence of Palmer’s title claim at the weight despite two-minute rounds (not the recognised three) being in place. Starting at a fair pace, both men showing much cleverness, Palmer appeared to have more power and accuracy than Stanley, having the latter down twice in rounds six and seven. Stanley made a good comeback in the ninth, scoring well with the left, but in the last three sessions it was all Palmer, sending out straight punches like piston rods to add to his lead.  
  
Following this contest, Palmer fought at a higher weight. On 28 September, [[Jim Williams]] challenged all England at the weight and continued to do so until making a match with [[Ted Moore]] on 15 May 1905.
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Following this contest Palmer fought at a higher weight. On 28 September [[Jim Williams]] challenged all England at the weight, continuing to do so until making a match with [[Ted Moore]] on 15 May 1905.
  
 
[[Category: 1903 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1903 Title Contests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 11:36, 28 March 2013

1903-05-11 (120lbs) Pedlar Palmer w pts 12 Digger Stanley, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: Sid Rushton. With Palmer limited to 120lbs, and a handicap match with Stanley not expected to make anything like that, it was still seen by some to be a defence of Palmer’s title claim at the weight despite two-minute rounds (not the recognised three) being in place. Starting at a fair pace, both men showing much cleverness, Palmer appeared to have more power and accuracy than Stanley, having the latter down twice in rounds six and seven. Stanley made a good comeback in the ninth, scoring well with the left, but in the last three sessions it was all Palmer, sending out straight punches like piston rods to add to his lead.

Following this contest Palmer fought at a higher weight. On 28 September Jim Williams challenged all England at the weight, continuing to do so until making a match with Ted Moore on 15 May 1905.

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