1910-02-14 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w rsc 6 (20) Seaman Hayes, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England
1910-02-14 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w rsc 6 (20) Seaman Hayes, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: Tom Scott. Billed for the British 126lbs title, this was the first contest at the weight that involved the Lonsdale Belt. It also carried Driscoll’s 126lb world title and Imperial British Empire claims, although Abe Attell continued to defend the world featherweight title at 122lbs. Right from the opening bell Driscoll was playing tattoos on Hayes’ face with the left jab, and the Boxing reporter inferred that it was almost impossible to keep a tally of the blows hitting the target so fast was Driscoll’s work. Before long, Driscoll was using both hands to head and body and a right to the jaw had Hayes on the floor for ‘eight’ in the fourth round. Dropped heavily again, the Seaman was eventually saved by the bell. Shaken up as soon as the fifth got underway, Hayes was floored by a left hook to the body after being opened up by a cluster of straight lefts, and when he was sent to the floor in the sixth the referee stopped the count at ‘three’ and awarded the fight to Driscoll.