1904-11-21 (150lbs) Young Peter Jackson w co 6 (20) Charlie Allum, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England
1904-11-21 (150lbs) Young Peter Jackson w co 6 (20) Charlie Allum, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: J. T. Hulls. Billed as an international contest at catchweights, with Jackson restricted to 150lbs and Allum called the English 150lbs champion, despite it being contested over two-minute rounds this one belonged to Jackson’s claim at the weight. There was little sparring involved and both men made early moves before Jackson (149½) settled in defensive mode, boxing on the counter, while allowing Allum to make the running. However, the fourth round saw Jackson beginning to become more active and towards the end of the session he crashed in a teriffic left that opened a cut on Allum’s right eye. The fifth marked the beginning of the end as a rapidly tiring Allum was twice dropped and extremely fortunate to hear the bell. Bravely coming out for the sixth it was not long before Jackson had Allum over again, but after surprising all and sundry in getting up, the Englishman was sent down by another right to the jaw, this time to be counted out. Earlier in the year, on 15 March, a fight between Jim Styles and Jack Kingsland which had been set up to decide the vacant English 150lbs title was called off after Styles severely injured his right knee. On the basis of Styles forfeiting, Kingsland claimed the title and was joined by Allum, who was also advertising himself as the English champion, which had led to the fight with Jackson. Following the contest against Allum, when Jackson drew with the Dixie Kid over 15 rounds on 26 December at the Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, despite it being classified as a catchweight bout it was likely that his title claims at 148 and 150lbs would have been at risk. However, by early 1905, the American was fighting at 158lbs and although continuing to claim his lighter titles, he never defended them again.