1903-05-25 (158lbs) Jack Palmer drew 15 Jack Twin Sullivan, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1903-05-25 (158lbs) Jack Palmer drew 15 Jack Twin Sullivan, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Billed for the English version of the world title at 158lbs, the opening exchanges favoured Palmer (156) who did the cleaner work, but before too long Sullivan (153) was right back in the fight after deciding that body punching would be his favoured attack. The seventh was a desperate round for Palmer as Sullivan began to catch him heavily to the head, but the Englishman fought back strongly to hurt his rival with a solid blow to the jaw in the tenth. That punch took a lot out of Sullivan, but back he came, concentrating on the body, while Palmer did his best work with the left hand.

Back in America, Sullivan eventually went on to claim the American version of the championship.