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'''1889'''
 
'''1889'''
  
16 October [[Jim Hall]] DREW 15 [[Jim Fogarty]], Royal Standard Theatre, Sydney. Fogarty appears to move into the heavyweight class following this one
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16 October [[Jim Hall]] DREW 15 [[Jim Fogarty]], Royal Standard Theatre, Sydney. Certain reports show Hall weighing 168lbs to Fogarty's 158, possibly a misprint as the fight was made at 158lbs. With Fogarty moving into the heavyweight class following this one, Hall claimed the title
  
 
'''1890'''
 
'''1890'''
  
18 January [[Jim Hall]] W RTD 16 [[Peter Boland]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney
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18 January [[Jim Hall]] (158) W RTD 16 [[Peter Boland]] (150), Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney
  
11 February [[Jim Hall]] W CO 4 [[Bob Fitzsimmons]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney
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11 February [[Jim Hall]] W CO 4 [[Bob Fitzsimmons]], Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. On 11 April, Hall (164) forced [[Eddie Welsh]] (175) to retire inside six rounds at Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney. Reported as a defence of Hall's middleweight title, both men were well in excess of 158lbs
 
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11 April [[Jim Hall]] W RTD 6 [[Eddie Welsh]], Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney
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13 December [[Jim Hall]] W CO 5 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]], Apollo Hall, Melbourne
 
13 December [[Jim Hall]] W CO 5 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]], Apollo Hall, Melbourne
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'''1891'''
 
'''1891'''
  
19 January [[Billy McCarthy]] W PTS 8 [[Jim Hall]], Apollo Hall, Melbourne
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19 January [[Billy McCarthy]] W PTS 8 [[Jim Hall]], Apollo Hall, Melbourne. After catchweight contests against [[Jim Burge]] and [[Joe Goddard]], McCarthy set sail for America
  
6 April [[Billy McCarthy]] W RTD 20 [[Jim Burge]], Broken Hill. Following this contest McCarthy moved to the USA via Britain
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17 October [[Dan Creedon]] (156) W CO 7 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]] (157), Apollo Hall, Melbourne
  
17 October [[Dan Creedon]] W CO 7 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]], Apollo Hall, Melbourne
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3 November [[Dan Creedon]] (157) W RTD 2 [[Australian Jim Ryan]] (159), Abe Hicken’s AC, Melbourne
 
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3 November [[Dan Creedon]] W RTD 2 [[Australian Jim Ryan]], Abe Hicken’s AC, Melbourne
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'''1892'''
 
'''1892'''
  
5 March [[Dan Creedon]] DREW 23 [[Martin Costello]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
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5 March [[Dan Creedon]] (153) DREW 23 [[Martin Costello]] (154), Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
11 October [[Dan Creedon]] W RTD 6 [[Australian Jim Ryan]], Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney
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11 October [[Dan Creedon]] (159) W RTD 6 [[Australian Jim Ryan]] (155), Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney
  
15 November [[Dan Creedon]] W CO 2 [[Mick Dunn]], Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney. Creedon went to the USA in November 1892
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15 November [[Dan Creedon]] (160) W CO 2 [[Mick Dunn]] (158), Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney. Creedon went to the USA in November 1892
  
 
'''1894'''
 
'''1894'''
  
7 April [[Tom Duggan]] W RTD 7 [[Mick McInerney]], Cumberland AC, Melbourne
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7 April [[Tom Duggan]] (155) W RTD 7 [[Mick McInerney]] (154), Cumberland AC, Melbourne
  
30 June [[Tom Duggan]] W RTD 9 [[Pat O’Toole]], Cumberland AC, Melbourne
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30 June [[Tom Duggan]] (157) W RTD 9 [[Pat O’Toole]] (156½), Cumberland AC, Melbourne
  
18 August [[Tom Duggan]] W CO 8 [[Fred Preston]], Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
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18 August [[Tom Duggan]] (156½) W CO 8 [[Fred Preston]] (155), Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
  
3 November [[Tom Duggan]] W PTS 20 [[Bill Doherty]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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3 November [[Tom Duggan]] (156) W PTS 20 [[Bill Doherty]] (151), Victoria Hall, Melbourne
  
 
'''1895'''
 
'''1895'''
  
15 April [[Tom Duggan]] DREW 15 [[Mick McInerney]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Duggan sailed to South Africa in November 1895
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15 April [[Tom Duggan]] (157) DREW 15 [[Mick McInerney]] (156), Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Duggan sailed to South Africa in November 1895
  
9 November [[Bill Jennings]] W RTD 8 [[Australian Billy Edwards]], Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
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9 November [[Bill Jennings]] (151) W RTD 8 [[Australian Billy Edwards]] (148), Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne
  
 
'''1896'''
 
'''1896'''
  
14 March [[Australian Billy Edwards]] W PTS 15 [[Bill Jennings]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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14 March [[Australian Billy Edwards]] (148) W PTS 15 [[Bill Jennings]] (152), Victoria Hall, Melbourne
  
23 May [[Australian Billy Edwards]] W PTS 15 [[Bill Jennings]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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23 May [[Australian Billy Edwards]] (157) W PTS 15 [[Bill Jennings]] (154), Victoria Hall, Melbourne
  
11 July [[Australian Billy Edwards]] W RSC 10 [[Bill Jennings]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Edwards sailed to South Africa in August 1896
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11 July [[Australian Billy Edwards]] (156) W RSC 10 [[Bill Jennings]] (155), Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Edwards sailed to South Africa in August 1896
  
 
5 December [[Bill Jennings]] W PTS 15 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
 
5 December [[Bill Jennings]] W PTS 15 [[Edward Starlight Rollins]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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'''1897'''
 
'''1897'''
  
16 January [[Bill Jennings]] W RSC 4 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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16 January [[Bill Jennings]] (152) W RSC 4 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (146), Victoria Hall, Melbourne
 
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4 September [[Bill Jennings]] W CO 7 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Hibernian Hall, Melbourne
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20 November [[Bill Jennings]] DREW 8 [[Fred Preston]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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4 September [[Bill Jennings]] (148) W CO 7 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (154), Hibernian Hall, Melbourne
  
 
'''1898'''
 
'''1898'''
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'''1899'''
 
'''1899'''
  
14 October [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W RTD 6 [[Bill Jennings]], Golden Gate AC, Sydney
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14 October [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (151) W RTD 6 [[Bill Jennings]] (156), Golden Gate AC, Sydney
  
9 December [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W CO 9 [[Jack Dunne]], Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill
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9 December [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (146) W CO 9 [[Jack Dunne]] (148), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill
  
 
'''1900'''
 
'''1900'''
  
10 January [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W CO 2 [[Jack Dunne]], Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill
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10 January [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (146) W CO 2 [[Jack Dunne]] (158), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill
  
20 January [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W CO 7 [[Jim Archer]], Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill. Murphy sailed to the USA in February 1900
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20 January [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (147) W CO 7 [[Jim Archer]] (159), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill. Murphy sailed to the USA in February 1900
  
 
8 September [[Bill Jennings]] W PTS 15 [[Spoff Abbott]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
 
8 September [[Bill Jennings]] W PTS 15 [[Spoff Abbott]], Victoria Hall, Melbourne
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'''1905'''
 
'''1905'''
  
7 February [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] W DIS 11 [[Arthur Cripps]], NSC, Sydney. Murphy sailed to South Africa in March 1905 and Cripps successfully reclaimed the title
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7 February [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (152) W DIS 11 [[Arthur Cripps]] (154), NSC, Sydney. Murphy sailed to South Africa in March 1905 and Cripps successfully reclaimed the title
  
 
14 November [[Arthur Cripps]] W CO 14 [[Soldier Jack Thompson]], NSC, Sydney
 
14 November [[Arthur Cripps]] W CO 14 [[Soldier Jack Thompson]], NSC, Sydney
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'''1906'''
 
'''1906'''
  
16 January [[Arthur Cripps]] DREW 20 [[Bob Fraser]], NSC, Sydney
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16 January [[Arthur Cripps]] (158) DREW 20 [[Bob Fraser]] (158), NSC, Sydney
  
6 February [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ted Nelson]], NSC, Sydney
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6 February [[Arthur Cripps]] (157) W PTS 20 [[Ted Nelson]] (157), NSC, Sydney
  
3 April [[Arthur Cripps]] W RTD 14 [[Jack Blackmore]], NSC, Sydney
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3 April [[Arthur Cripps]] (154) W RTD 14 [[Jack Blackmore]] (152), NSC, Sydney
  
 
9 July [[Arthur Cripps]] W DIS 15 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
9 July [[Arthur Cripps]] W DIS 15 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
6 October [[Arthur Cripps]] W DIS 4 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
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6 October [[Arthur Cripps]] (156) W DIS 4 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (155), Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
 
15 October [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
15 October [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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'''1907'''
 
'''1907'''
  
5 February [[Arthur Cripps]] W RSC 9 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]], Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. Stooed by the police
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5 February [[Arthur Cripps]] (156) W RSC 9 [[Tim Draffin Murphy]] (156), Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. Stooed by the police
  
 
18 February [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
 
18 February [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
11 March [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Ted Nelson]], Athletic Club, Melbourne
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11 March [[Arthur Cripps]] (159) W PTS 20 [[Ted Nelson]] (154), Athletic Club, Melbourne
  
7 May [[Arthur Cripps]] W PTS 20 [[Jack Blackmore]], Gaiety Theatre, Sydney
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7 May [[Arthur Cripps]] (155) W PTS 20 [[Jack Blackmore]] (151), Gaiety Theatre, Sydney
  
 
8 October [[Ed Williams]] W PTS 20 [[Arthur Cripps]], Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. While billed as a title bout there was some dispute as to the weight and Cripps continued to claim the title  
 
8 October [[Ed Williams]] W PTS 20 [[Arthur Cripps]], Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. While billed as a title bout there was some dispute as to the weight and Cripps continued to claim the title  
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'''1908'''
 
'''1908'''
  
24 February [[Ed Williams]] W CO 20 [[Ted Nelson]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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24 February [[Ed Williams]] (155) W CO 20 [[Ted Nelson]] (148), Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
 
8 June [[Jim Griffin]] W RTD 7 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne. Griffin twice took on [[Bill Lang]] for the heavyweight title and the title was reclaimed by both Williams and [[Arthur Cripps]]
 
8 June [[Jim Griffin]] W RTD 7 [[Ed Williams]], Cyclorama, Melbourne. Griffin twice took on [[Bill Lang]] for the heavyweight title and the title was reclaimed by both Williams and [[Arthur Cripps]]
  
3 September [[Arthur Cripps]] W RSC 13 [[Ted Nelson]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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3 September [[Arthur Cripps]] (156) W RSC 13 [[Ted Nelson]] (149), Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
26 October [[Ed Williams]] W CO 15 [[Pat O’Keefe]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
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26 October [[Ed Williams]] W CO 15 [[Pat O'Keefe]], Cyclorama, Melbourne
  
23 December [[Arthur Cripps]] W CO 10 [[Jim Griffin]], The Stadium, Sydney. On 29 April 1909, [[Ed Williams]] outpointed Cripps over 20 Rounds at the Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, to regain the title
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23 December [[Arthur Cripps]] (156) W CO 10 [[Jim Griffin]] (160), The Stadium, Sydney. On 29 April 1909, [[Ed Williams]] outpointed Cripps over 20 Rounds at the Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, to regain the title

Revision as of 18:18, 22 April 2012

Weight Limit: 154lbs later rising to 160lbs

1885

1 May Edy Seymour W 4 Dubbo, Chiarini’s Circus, Sydney. The final of a middleweight tournament. Very little is known of Seymour and he failed to establish his claim

1886

16 July Billy McCarthy W CO 12 Australian Billy Smith, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

9 November Billy McCarthy W CO 5 Jack Malloy, Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney

1887

30 April Billy McCarthy DREW 35 Martin Costello, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

2 July Jim Fogarty W CO 28 Billy McCarthy, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

10 September Jim Fogarty W CO 7 Tom Taylor, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

3 December Billy McCarthy W CO 17 Jim Burge, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. The final of a middleweight tournament, McCarthy claimed the title before going overseas in June 1889 without making a defence

1888

30 January Jim Fogarty W CO 18 Charlie Dunn, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

1889

16 October Jim Hall DREW 15 Jim Fogarty, Royal Standard Theatre, Sydney. Certain reports show Hall weighing 168lbs to Fogarty's 158, possibly a misprint as the fight was made at 158lbs. With Fogarty moving into the heavyweight class following this one, Hall claimed the title

1890

18 January Jim Hall (158) W RTD 16 Peter Boland (150), Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney

11 February Jim Hall W CO 4 Bob Fitzsimmons, Foley’s White Horse Gym, Sydney. On 11 April, Hall (164) forced Eddie Welsh (175) to retire inside six rounds at Foley's White Horse Gym, Sydney. Reported as a defence of Hall's middleweight title, both men were well in excess of 158lbs

13 December Jim Hall W CO 5 Edward Starlight Rollins, Apollo Hall, Melbourne

1891

19 January Billy McCarthy W PTS 8 Jim Hall, Apollo Hall, Melbourne. After catchweight contests against Jim Burge and Joe Goddard, McCarthy set sail for America

17 October Dan Creedon (156) W CO 7 Edward Starlight Rollins (157), Apollo Hall, Melbourne

3 November Dan Creedon (157) W RTD 2 Australian Jim Ryan (159), Abe Hicken’s AC, Melbourne

1892

5 March Dan Creedon (153) DREW 23 Martin Costello (154), Athletic Club, Melbourne

11 October Dan Creedon (159) W RTD 6 Australian Jim Ryan (155), Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney

15 November Dan Creedon (160) W CO 2 Mick Dunn (158), Darlinghurst Skating Rink, Sydney. Creedon went to the USA in November 1892

1894

7 April Tom Duggan (155) W RTD 7 Mick McInerney (154), Cumberland AC, Melbourne

30 June Tom Duggan (157) W RTD 9 Pat O’Toole (156½), Cumberland AC, Melbourne

18 August Tom Duggan (156½) W CO 8 Fred Preston (155), Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne

3 November Tom Duggan (156) W PTS 20 Bill Doherty (151), Victoria Hall, Melbourne

1895

15 April Tom Duggan (157) DREW 15 Mick McInerney (156), Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Duggan sailed to South Africa in November 1895

9 November Bill Jennings (151) W RTD 8 Australian Billy Edwards (148), Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne

1896

14 March Australian Billy Edwards (148) W PTS 15 Bill Jennings (152), Victoria Hall, Melbourne

23 May Australian Billy Edwards (157) W PTS 15 Bill Jennings (154), Victoria Hall, Melbourne

11 July Australian Billy Edwards (156) W RSC 10 Bill Jennings (155), Victoria Hall, Melbourne. Edwards sailed to South Africa in August 1896

5 December Bill Jennings W PTS 15 Edward Starlight Rollins, Victoria Hall, Melbourne

1897

16 January Bill Jennings (152) W RSC 4 Tim Draffin Murphy (146), Victoria Hall, Melbourne

4 September Bill Jennings (148) W CO 7 Tim Draffin Murphy (154), Hibernian Hall, Melbourne

1898

19 March Bill Jennings DREW 15 Fred Preston, Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne

16 July Bill Jennings W CO 9 Ned Doherty, Nathan’s Hall, Melbourne

1899

14 October Tim Draffin Murphy (151) W RTD 6 Bill Jennings (156), Golden Gate AC, Sydney

9 December Tim Draffin Murphy (146) W CO 9 Jack Dunne (148), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill

1900

10 January Tim Draffin Murphy (146) W CO 2 Jack Dunne (158), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill

20 January Tim Draffin Murphy (147) W CO 7 Jim Archer (159), Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill. Murphy sailed to the USA in February 1900

8 September Bill Jennings W PTS 15 Spoff Abbott, Victoria Hall, Melbourne

1902

22 September Soldier Jack Thompson W CO 6 Bill Jennings, Gaiety Theatre, Sydney

30 December Soldier Jack Thompson W CO 6 Snowy Frank Sturgeon, NSC, Sydney

1903

24 February Soldier Jack Thompson W RSC 3 Jim Richardson, NSC, Sydney

21 April Arthur Cripps W PTS 20 Soldier Jack Thompson, NSC, Sydney

7 July Arthur Cripps W CO 17 Soldier Jack Thompson, NSC, Sydney. Cripps sailed for South Africa in July 1903

29 September Soldier Jack Thompson W CO 6 Snowy Frank Sturgeon, NSC, Sydney

1904

9 August Arthur Cripps W RTD 6 Soldier Jack Thompson, NSC, Sydney

2 November Arthur Cripps W PTS 20 Al Neill, Fitzgerald’s Circus, Melbourne

1905

7 February Tim Draffin Murphy (152) W DIS 11 Arthur Cripps (154), NSC, Sydney. Murphy sailed to South Africa in March 1905 and Cripps successfully reclaimed the title

14 November Arthur Cripps W CO 14 Soldier Jack Thompson, NSC, Sydney

1906

16 January Arthur Cripps (158) DREW 20 Bob Fraser (158), NSC, Sydney

6 February Arthur Cripps (157) W PTS 20 Ted Nelson (157), NSC, Sydney

3 April Arthur Cripps (154) W RTD 14 Jack Blackmore (152), NSC, Sydney

9 July Arthur Cripps W DIS 15 Ed Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne

6 October Arthur Cripps (156) W DIS 4 Tim Draffin Murphy (155), Athletic Club, Melbourne

15 October Arthur Cripps W PTS 20 Ed Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne

1907

5 February Arthur Cripps (156) W RSC 9 Tim Draffin Murphy (156), Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. Stooed by the police

18 February Arthur Cripps W PTS 20 Ed Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne

11 March Arthur Cripps (159) W PTS 20 Ted Nelson (154), Athletic Club, Melbourne

7 May Arthur Cripps (155) W PTS 20 Jack Blackmore (151), Gaiety Theatre, Sydney

8 October Ed Williams W PTS 20 Arthur Cripps, Gaiety Theatre, Sydney. While billed as a title bout there was some dispute as to the weight and Cripps continued to claim the title

1908

24 February Ed Williams (155) W CO 20 Ted Nelson (148), Cyclorama, Melbourne

8 June Jim Griffin W RTD 7 Ed Williams, Cyclorama, Melbourne. Griffin twice took on Bill Lang for the heavyweight title and the title was reclaimed by both Williams and Arthur Cripps

3 September Arthur Cripps (156) W RSC 13 Ted Nelson (149), Cyclorama, Melbourne

26 October Ed Williams W CO 15 Pat O'Keefe, Cyclorama, Melbourne

23 December Arthur Cripps (156) W CO 10 Jim Griffin (160), The Stadium, Sydney. On 29 April 1909, Ed Williams outpointed Cripps over 20 Rounds at the Athletic Pavilion, Melbourne, to regain the title

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