1905-05-29 (122lbs) George Moore drew 15 Pedlar Palmer, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England
1905-05-29 (122lbs) George Moore drew 15 Pedlar Palmer, Wonderland, Mile End, London, England. Referee: L. Draper. Billed for the English 122lbs title and a championship cup, Palmer and his supporters were emphatic that he had won and demanded a return. Whilst there were no knockdowns there had been plenty of good boxing and Moore, despite possessing the longer reach, was often countered by Palmer who avoided the jab by clever use of the head. By the halfway stage, with both men possibly realising that they were going to go the distance, they refused to take risks and the fight developed into a stubborn affair. Strangely, after all the clever boxing that had gone before the contest became a bit wild in the 13th right through to the final bell, with Palmer having the better of it and forcing Moore to slip down in the 14th. Regardless of Palmer finishing the strongest, as far as the referee was concerned Moore’s good work earlier had to be taken into account, hence his decision of a draw. Meanwhile, Moore appeared to go nowhere with his claim despite being listed in some papers as the British champion until the end of 1907.