Jack Palmer

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Jack Palmer

Name: Jack Palmer
Birth Name: Jack Liddell
Hometown: Benwell, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Died: 1928-02-13 (Age:48)
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 178cm
Pro Boxer: Record

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Palmer, who campaigned most of his career at 158 or about 11 stone, was a respected contender in the late 19th century. Many considered Palmer the second best in Britain behind Gunner Moir, while others thought him the best at the time, having managed a draw with Jack "Twin" Sullivan. In his only fight with Moir, Palmer was disqualified. Thus, after Burns beat Moir, some thought Palmer had a good chance at taking the title from Burns. But Burns, whose talent was often underestimated, beat Palmer easily.