1909-05-24 (118lbs) Digger Stanley drew 15 Jimmy Walsh, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1909-05-24 (118lbs) Digger Stanley drew 15 Jimmy Walsh, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Eugene Corri. Made at 118lbs, this was the third meeting between the pair, the fight ultimately settling nothing. In a battle of mainly straight punching, first one man leading then the other, it was only in the 13th that there was any real excitement. Having staggered Walsh with a terrific right to the jaw the Sporting Life reported that Stanley had the fight in his own hands for the first time in the evening. However, after Stanley wasted what was a golden opportunity the contest carried through to the bitter end.
Unable or unwilling to make 116lbs anymore despite claiming the title at that weight, Walsh continued to claim the championship at 118lbs. Following that, other contests where his weight was undisclosed but his rivals were thought to be inside 118lbs came in America against Patsy Brannigan (nd-w pts 6 at the Old City Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 28 January 1910) and Al Delmont (drew 8 at the Armory AA, Boston, Massachusetts on 15 March 1910).