1903-07-22 (130lbs) Young Corbett w pts 10 Jimmy Briggs, Tammany AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1903-07-22 Young Corbett w pts 10 Jimmy Briggs, Tammany AC, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Made at 130lbs, Briggs was satisfied to let Corbett do most of the forcing throughout the fight. It was clear that Corbett had the power, but Briggs stayed in the contest by keeping away from terrific swings and showing little ambition. In the seventh round Corbett went all out for a stoppage and carried on the momentum right through to the final bell without damaging Briggs to any great effect. Three more contests in 1903 where Corbett allowed his opponents to be inside 130lbs while he was heavier came against Billy Maynard (nd-w co 1 on 24 July at the Industrial Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Tim Callaghan (nd-w pts 6 on 21 October at the National AC, Philadelphia) and Hugh Murphy (w co 11 on 27 October at the Criterion AC, Boston).