1905-03-06 (128lbs) Young Joseph w pts 10 Dick Lee, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England
1905-03-06 (128lbs) Young Joseph w pts 10 Dick Lee, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: Victor Mansell. The final of an English 128lbs championship competition and contested over three-minute rounds, the men set off at a fair pace, Lee showing up well with the left jab and Joseph looking to get inside. At the end of the second round both went down together. Although Lee was on the floor in the third and fifth neither were real knockdowns and he was quickly back on his feet. Then, in the seventh, Joseph being the stronger of the two at this stage dropped Lee on his knees, and although the latter came back well in the eighth it was the extra strength of the Aldgate lad that saw him pick up the remaining points.
Joseph had eliminated the favourite, Seaman Hayes, in an earlier round. Despite the result, Lee continued to challenge the world at the weight, and on 31 January 1906 Hayes also claimed the English title as he believed Joseph could no longer make 128lbs, thus paving the way for a meeting with Lee.