1906-11-28 (175lbs) Philadelphia Jack O’Brien drew 20 Tommy Burns, Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA
1906-11-28 (175lbs) Philadelphia Jack O'Brien drew 20 Tommy Burns, Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA. Referee: James J. Jeffries. The above contest was billed as deciding the heavyweight championship, but because both men were inside 175lbs over the years record compilers who saw O’Brien (163) as the light-heavyweight boss logged it as a title defence. Some, however, including Tom Andrews, recognised Burns (172) as the champion following this contest but there is no evidence that the heavyweight champion was even slightly interested in what was, in the main, seen as a synthetic title at that moment in time. See under Heavyweight Division for a report of the fight.