1907-11-01 (145/150lbs) Mike Twin Sullivan w pts 20 Frank Fields, Casino AC, The Hippodrome, Goldfield, Nevada, USA
1907-11-01 (145/150lbs) Mike Twin Sullivan w pts 20 Frank Fields, Casino AC, The Hippodrome, Goldfield, Nevada, USA. Referee: Jack McDonough. Although not reported by the Goldfield Daily Tribune as a title bout, the fact that the former champion, Honey Mellody, who had earlier lost his crown to Sullivan in a match made at 145lbs, challenged the winner strongly suggests that articles had been signed at that weight. Originally announced as a finish fight before being set at 20 rounds, it was an uneven contest and during the last five rounds Sullivan could have seen Fields off at any time according to press reports. On 27 November, Sullivan forced Kid Farmer to retire in the 13th round at Naud Junction Pavilion, Los Angeles, California in fight that was advertised as involving the title in the Los Angeles Times. However, in essence it was made at catchweights with Farmer, reported to be inside 142lbs, looking to win the title. Sullivan was said to be in the region of 150lbs.