1907-07-04 Tommy Burns w co 1 (20) Bill Squires, Mission Street Arena, Colma, San Francisco, California, USA

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1907-07-04 Tommy Burns w co 1 (20) Bill Squires, Mission Street Arena, Colma, San Francisco, California, USA. Referee: James J. Jeffries. Starting out as if he meant business Squires (181) charged into Burns (180), who initially stood off before tossing in a long right hand to the jaw that dropped the Australian champion. Although Squires made it to his feet, still groggy he was soon decked again by a similar blow. Getting up for the second time Squires was a sitting target. When a short right to the chin put him down again, this time he was counted out on the 2.08 mark.

On 10 July, England’s Gunner Moir challenged Burns to defend his title claim against him either in the USA or Britain. With Moir having much support in Britain it was clear that if Burns wanted worldwide recognition he would have to eliminate the British champion.