1938-09-22 Peter Kane w pts 15 Jackie Jurich, Anfield, Liverpool, England - GB
22 September Peter Kane w pts 15 Jackie Jurich, Anfield, Liverpool, England - GB. Referee: Eugene Henderson. Surprisingly, instead of making his normal two-fisted start to a fight the hard-hitting 20-year-old Kane (111¼) outboxed Jurich (111½) in orthodox fashion and proved too strong, scoring six knockdowns in all. Despite being unable to find the finishing punch, the young Englishman fully deserved the referee’s decision and looked to be a star of the future.
However, having won the title, Kane too found that he was beginning to struggle with making the weight and in May 1939 he announced that he was relinquishing the title in order to campaign as a bantamweight.