1904-12-12 (124lbs) Ben Jordan w pts 15 Pedlar Palmer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1904-12-12 (124lbs) Ben Jordan w pts 15 Pedlar Palmer, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the English 124lbs title, Jordan (123½) came to the ring in the best of condition while Palmer was two ounces over the weight. After waiving the forfeit, Jordan began with caution when allowing Palmer to initially make the running, but by the fifth round he had begun to counter the latter with solid blows from head to body. Meanwhile, Palmer was showing great speed of hand and foot, and at times would not be denied when darting in with both hands, but the extra power appeared to be with Jordan. There was never that much between them and in the 14th they both made tremendous efforts to bring the contest to an early conclusion without it having the desired effect. Vigorously contested throughout, the final session saw Palmer fighting like a ‘Trojan’, but it was not to be and the decision, albeit a narrow one, went to Jordan. That was virtually it as far as Jordan was concerned and following two exhibition bouts he announced his retirement from the ring early in 1905.