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1903-06-15 (140lbs) Spike Sullivan drew 20 Jack Nelson, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: J.R.Smoult. Billed for the 140lbs world title, Sullivan held a big reach advantage but barely made it pay as Nelson cleverly avoided many of the punches coming his way. Sullivan was dropped in the fifth by a right to the jaw but was soon up and it was settling into an equal struggle, although there was much clinching from the mid point. In the 18th it appeared that Sullivan was wearing better and he had Nelson over for a couple of seconds, but the latter kept his distance until fully recovered and both staged a grandstand finish, the decision going down well. While Nelson looked for new challenges, Sullivan’s claim went nowhere and he had retired by March 1904.  
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1903-06-15 (140lbs) [[Spike Sullivan]] drew 20 [[Jack Nelson]], Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: J. R. Smoult. Billed for the 140lbs world title, Sullivan held a big reach advantage but barely made it pay as Nelson cleverly avoided many of the punches coming his way. Sullivan was dropped in the fifth by a right to the jaw, but on getting up it settled down into an equal struggle even though there was much clinching from the mid-point onwards. In the 18th it appeared that Sullivan was wearing better, having Nelson over for a couple of seconds, but the latter kept his distance until fully recovered before both staged a grandstand finish, the decision going down well.  
  
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While Nelson looked for new challenges, Sullivan, whose claim went nowhere, had retired by March 1904.
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1903-06-15 (140lbs) Spike Sullivan drew 20 Jack Nelson, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: J. R. Smoult. Billed for the 140lbs world title, Sullivan held a big reach advantage but barely made it pay as Nelson cleverly avoided many of the punches coming his way. Sullivan was dropped in the fifth by a right to the jaw, but on getting up it settled down into an equal struggle even though there was much clinching from the mid-point onwards. In the 18th it appeared that Sullivan was wearing better, having Nelson over for a couple of seconds, but the latter kept his distance until fully recovered before both staged a grandstand finish, the decision going down well.

While Nelson looked for new challenges, Sullivan, whose claim went nowhere, had retired by March 1904.