1914-07-03 (160lbs) Jack Dillon w pts 10 Sailor Ed Petroskey, Association Park, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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1914-07-03 (160lbs) Jack Dillon w pts 10 Sailor Ed Petroskey, Association Park, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The Kansas City Star gave this one at 160lbs, carrying a heavy forfeit if not adhered to, thus putting Dillon’s title claim at risk. Winning virtually every round to take an easy points verdict, Dillon found Petroskey a tough man to finish off despite having him down with a left uppercut in the seventh. Up until then Petroskey had been successful in blocking many of Dillon’s best efforts, but from there onwards he took punch after punch while showing a remarkable ability in shipping punishment.

On 21 July, Dillon (168) took a ten-round press decision over the 157lbs George KO Brown at the Ballpark, Terre Haute, Indiana. The Indianapolis News reported it to be a billed middleweight title fight despite Dillon being eight pounds over the weight class.

Another fight for Dillon where the opponent was inside 158lbs came against Howard Morrow (nd-w pts 6 at the Fuller Theatre, Kalamazoo, Michigan on 12 August).