1909-09-21 (145lbs) Mike Twin Sullivan w pts 12 Terry Martin, Armory AA, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1909-09-21 (145lbs) Mike Twin Sullivan w pts 12 Terry Martin, Armory AA, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Made at 145lbs, Sullivan proved that he was the master at the weight when outclassing Martin in every round, peppering him with blows to face and body at will in every round after the first. Regardless that he was one of the best men around at the weight, Martin barely landed six punches all evening as the superior boxing ability of Sullivan told on him. That aside, Sullivan was unable to drop his opponent and had to be satisfied with a points win. On 4 February 1910, Sullivan took on Jimmy Clabby at the National AC, The Hippodrome, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in what was referred to as being a championship contest but was not as the Twin was fully ten pounds heavier than his rival. While Sullivan showed his superiority early on he was unable to hurt Clabby and although the fight slowed considerably from the fifth through the seventh, after the referee warned both men to start working it was the latter who came on strong over the last three sessions. With the crowd behind Clabby, thinking that he was the best man, when it came to the attendant press a draw was deemed to be the popular decision. Despite the fact that the TS Andrews’ Annual showed Sullivan continuing to claim the title into early 1911, the author can find no more fights at the weight for him.
[Category: 1909 Welterweight Title Contests]]