1903-12-12 (140lbs) Jim Hook w co 13 (20) Jack Nelson, Ginnett’s Circus, Newcastle, England

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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 started. Fairly even up until the tenth round, both men having landed heavily at times, Hook began to force the pace to put a tiring Nelson under real pressure before sending him to the floor in the 13th 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.

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