1903-12-12 (140lbs) Jim Hook w co 13 (20) Jack Nelson, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England
1903-12-12 (140lbs) Jim Hook w co 13 (20) Jack Nelson, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England. Referee: Billy Bell. Made at 140lbs, despite a lack of title billing Nelson, who was five pounds overweight, lost his English title claim at the weight before the fight even started. Fairly even up until the tenth round, both men having landed heavily at times, Hook began to force the pace and in the 13th he put a tiring Nelson under real pressure before sending him to the floor to be counted out for the first time in his career. The finishing blow was a left to the wind, to which Nelson had no defence.