1905-10-17 (158lbs) Jack Twin Sullivan w pts 20 Tommy Burns, Pacific AC, Los Angeles, California, USA
1905-10-17 (158lbs) Jack Twin Sullivan w pts 20 Tommy Burns, Pacific AC, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: Charles Eyton. Taking into account his 20-round points win over Hugo Kelly at the Athletic Club, Kansas City, Missouri on 7 April 1904, Sullivan (153lbs) claimed the 158lbs title on the strength of this win over Burns (163). With Sullivan being Burns’ master throughout, by the end of the eighth round the latter’s nose was bleeding, one eye had closed and he was seriously inconvenienced by the considerable punishment he had received in the way of body blows. For whatever reason, Burns saw the head as his target, but with Sullivan’s ability to duck and sidestep expertly he had little success in that area. There were no knockdowns.