1908-02-24 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w disq 15 (20) Charlie Griffin, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1908-02-24 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w disq 15 (20) Charlie Griffin, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the world and Imperial British Empire 126lb titles, the Sporting Life reported that by the fifth round it was evident that Driscoll (125) could do almost what he liked with Griffin (124½), so superior had his work been up until that point. Having plastered Griffin with left jabs and rights to head and body even when the colonial got to close quarters Driscoll continued to have the better of it. Although Griffin came back strongly, forcing Driscoll to use all his ring craft between the eighth and 12th rounds, the latter was sent to the floor in the 13th and to save himself he was continually holding on thereafter. After delivering a backhander to Driscoll’s face, in the 14th Griffin began to butt his rival and on repeating the foul twice more in that session and ignoring warnings that it would not be tolerated he was eventually disqualified in the 15th.
Early in 1909 men such as Wally Morgan, Young Lilley and Boss Edwards were all claiming the English 126lbs title, mainly because Driscoll, Spike Robson and Owen Moran were campaigning in America at the time, but following the NSC spelling out the poundages for the named divisions things ultimately settled down.