1914-12-03 Jimmy Wilde w rsc 9 (15) Sid Smith, The Stadium, Liverpool, England
1914-12-03 Jimmy Wilde w rsc 9 (15) Sid Smith, The Stadium, Liverpool, England. Referee: Frank Bradley. Wilde successfully defended his claim to the British 112lbs title against Smith in a fast fight that was full of interest. Even for the opening four rounds, Wilde moved up through the gears in the fifth and sixth, and having worked up-and-down for several rounds he dropped Smith three times in the ninth before the referee called a halt.
Following his victory, Wilde was booked by the NSC to meet Tancy Lee in a bout where the winner would be generally recognised on this side of the Atlantic as champion.