1924-08-18 Steve Kid Sullivan w pts 15 Pepper Martin, Queensboro Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA
1924-08-18 Steve 'Kid' Sullivan w pts 15 Pepper Martin, Queensboro Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Tommy Sheridan. In a spectacular, the fifth meeting between the pair, the rugged Sullivan (129) went ahead 3-2 when receiving the unanimous decision over Martin (130), who weakened after the sixth round as the pace and body blows took their effect. Earlier he had held the champion at bay with solid left jabs and hooks, but into the second half of the fight Martin was looking for survival. However, he came back magnificently in the last few sessions, despite being cut over the right eye, and staged a tremendous rally to no avail.