Difference between revisions of "1907-12-05 (130lbs) Jim Lloyd w pts 20 Tommy Burns, Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England"

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 1: Line 1:
1907-12-05 (130lbs) [[Jim Lloyd]] w pts 20 [[Tommy Burns]], Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England. Referee: J. T. Hulls. Although not a billed title bout Burns (127½) and Lloyd (129½) were treating it as such and the contest started at a brisk pace with both having fair successes. After slipping down during the fifth round, following the tenth Burns had fallen behind and was looking the worst for wear as Lloyd rattled him with lefts and rights to the jaw. Throughout the remaining sessions Burns never shirked his work, but by then Lloyd was on top, having husbanded his energy, and was a worthy winner.  
+
1907-12-05 (130lbs) [[Jim Lloyd]] w pts 20 [[Tommy Burns]], Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England. Referee: J. T. Hulls. Although not a billed title bout, with Burns (127½) and Lloyd (129½) treating it as such the contest started at a brisk pace. After slipping down during the fifth round, following the tenth Burns, who had fallen behind, was looking the worst for wear as Lloyd rattled him with lefts and rights to the jaw. Throughout the remaining sessions Burns never shirked his work, but by then Lloyd was on top, having husbanded his energy, and was a worthy winner.  
  
After what was a handsome victory, Lloyd was claiming the English 130lbs championship, a claim that was disputed by [[Boss Edwards]] who, on 5 January, 1908 in the ''Sporting Life'', was calling himself the champion.
+
After what was a handsome victory Lloyd was claiming the English 130lbs championship, although this was disputed by [[Boss Edwards]] who was calling himself the champion in the 5 January 1908 edition of the ''Sporting Life''.
  
 
[[Category: 1907 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1907 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Lightweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Lightweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 06:55, 14 April 2013

1907-12-05 (130lbs) Jim Lloyd w pts 20 Tommy Burns, Christian Street Gymnastic Club, Liverpool, England. Referee: J. T. Hulls. Although not a billed title bout, with Burns (127½) and Lloyd (129½) treating it as such the contest started at a brisk pace. After slipping down during the fifth round, following the tenth Burns, who had fallen behind, was looking the worst for wear as Lloyd rattled him with lefts and rights to the jaw. Throughout the remaining sessions Burns never shirked his work, but by then Lloyd was on top, having husbanded his energy, and was a worthy winner.

After what was a handsome victory Lloyd was claiming the English 130lbs championship, although this was disputed by Boss Edwards who was calling himself the champion in the 5 January 1908 edition of the Sporting Life.