Thomas "Pedlar" Palmer

BORN   November 19 1876; Canning Town, London, England
DIED February 13 1949; London, England
HEIGHT 5-3
WEIGHT 100-126 lbs
MANAGER A.F. Bettinson

Palmer was a quick and skillful boxer who carried a nice punch; Even after he was past his best years, he was still a dangerous opponent for anyone; He was Bantamweight Champion of the World, 100-Pound Champion of the World and Bantamweight Champion of Great Britain during his career

During his career, Palmer defeated such men as George Dixon, Ernie Stanton, Walter Croot, Billy Plimmer, Mike Small, Johnny Murphy, Billy Rotchford, Harry Ware, George "Digger" Stanley, Frank "Spike" Robson and Young Joseph

1891-1892
       Sam Sainsbury              London, Eng                       W  3
          -Some sources report "San Swamburg"
       Tom Shane                  London, Eng                       W  3
       Tom Saunders               London, Eng                       W  3
       Ginger Wright              London, Eng                      TK  3
          -Some sources report "W 3"
       Arthur Wigg                London, Eng                      TK  2
          -Some sources report "W 2"
       Will Morse                 London, Eng                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
       Dick Edwards               London, Eng                      TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
       George Woods               London, Eng                      TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
       Fred Godbold               London, Eng                      TK  6
       W.C. "Charlie" Bond        London, Eng                      TK 11
          -Some sources report "W 11"
       Ted Willis                                                   W      
         
1892
       Ernie Stanton              Plaistow, Eng                    WF  3
          -Finals of an 8 Stone Competition
Nov  7 Ernie Stanton              Plaistow, Eng                    EX  3

1893
Feb 27 Jim Collins                London, Eng                       W  6
May  1 Walter Croot               London, Eng                      TK 17
          -7 Stone 2 Pound (100 lbs) Championship of the World
May 29 Mike Small                 London, Eng                      TK  6
          -7 Stone 2 Pound (100 lbs) Championship of the World;
           Some sources report "W 6"
Jul 17 Albert Gould               London, Eng                       W  6
Sep  7 Ted Wood                   London, Eng                       W  6

1894
Feb 19 Arthur Ward                London, Eng                       W  6
Jun 25 Bill Mortimer              London, Eng                      TK  5
          -Some sources report "W 5"
Oct 15 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                       W 20
          -7 Stone 2 Pound (100 lbs) Championship of Great Britain;
           7 Stone 2 Pound (100 lbs) Championship of England
Nov 21 Ernie Stanton              Plaistow, Eng                    EX  3

1895
Feb 22 Walter Croot               London, Eng                      EX   
Apr 11 Ernie Stanton              Walworth, Eng                    EX  3
Nov 25 Billy Plimmer              London, Eng                      WF 14
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
           Bantamweight Championship of the Great Britain;
           Some sources report "W 14";
           Some sources report "TK 14"

1896
Jan 30 George Dixon               New York, NY                      D  6
Apr  3 Ted Willis                 London, Eng                      TK  4
          -Some sources report "W 4"
Oct 12 Johnny Murphy              London, Eng                       W 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1897
Jan 25 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      TK 14
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
           Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain;
           Some sources report "W 14"
Feb  8 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb  8 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb  8 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb  9 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb  9 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb  9 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 10 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 10 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 10 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 11 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 11 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 11 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 12 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 12 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 12 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 13 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 13 Ernie Stanton              London, Eng                      EX  3
Feb 13 Ernie Stanton              Canning Town, Eng                EX  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
Feb 17 Ernie Stanton              Bayswater, Eng                   EX  3
Feb 25 Ernie Stanton              Totenham Court Road, Eng         EX  3
Mar 15 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
          -Some sources report 3/05/97
Mar 16 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
Mar 17 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
Mar 18 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
Mar 19 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
Mar 20 Ernie Stanton              Middlesbrough, Eng               EX  3
Mar 22 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Mar 23 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Mar 24 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Mar 25 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Mar 26 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Mar 27 Ernie Stanton              Liverpool, Eng                   EX  3
Apr  7 Ernie Stanton              Battersea, Eng                   EX  3
Oct 18 Dave Sullivan              London, Eng                       W 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1898
Dec 12 Billy Plimmer              London, Eng                      TK 17
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
           Bantamweight Championship of the Great Britain;
           Some sources report "W 17"

1899
Apr 17 Billy Rotchford            London, Eng                      TK  3
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World;
          Some sources report "WF 3"
Sep 12 Terry McGovern             Tuckahoe, NY                     LK  1
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1900
May 28 Harry Ware                 London, Eng                       W 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain
Nov 12 Harry Ware                 London, Eng                       L 20
          -Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain

1901
Mar 18 Harry Harris               London, Eng                       L 15
          -Bantamweight Championship of the World

1902
Jan 27 Jim Williams               London, Eng                      LK  2
Jun 16 George "Digger" Stanley    London, Eng                       W 10
Sep  8 George Dixon               Glasgow, Scot                     W 15
Dec 15 Will Curley                Newcastle, Eng                   LK  8

1903
Feb 16 Harry Ware                 London, Eng                       W 12
Apr  2 Fred Delaney               Barking, Eng                      W  6
May 11 George "Digger" Stanley    London, Eng                       W 12
Jun 27 George Dixon               London, Eng                       W  8
Sep 14 Frank "Spike" Robson       Newcastle, Eng                    W 20
Nov  9 George Dixon               Newcastle, Eng                    L 20

1904
Mar 14 H. Alexander               Hull, Eng                        KO  4
          -Some sources report "LK 4"
May 26 Dan Hyman                  Johannesburg, Trans, SA          KO  9
          -Some sources report "LK 9"
Jul 11 Watty Austin               Cape Town, COGH, SA               D 20
          -Featherweight Championship of South Africa
Aug  6 Watty Austin               Cape Town, COGH, SA               W 20
          -Featherweight Championship of South Africa;
          Some sources report 8/08/04
Oct 17 Young Joseph               London, Eng                       W 15
Dec 12 Ben Jordan                 London, Eng                       L 15
          -Featherweight Championship of Great Britain

1905
Mar 20 Joe Bowker                 London, Eng                      LT 12
          -Bantamweight Championship of Great Britain
           Some sources report "L 12"
May 29 George Moore               London, Eng                       D 15
Jun 17 George Moore               London, Eng                       W  6
Aug  5 Bob White                  West Hartlepool, Eng             KO  6
Sep 25 Cockney Cohen              London, Eng                       W 15
          -Some sources report "W 12"
Nov 13 Cockney Cohen              London, Eng                      LT  6
          -Some sources report "L 6"

1906
Feb 28 Charles Lampey             London, Eng                       L 15
Mar 26 Cockney Cohen              London, Eng                       D 15
Apr 28 Driver Himpfen             London, Eng                       W  6
May 28 Cockney Cohen              Plymouth, Eng                     W  4

1911
Dec  7 Darkey Haley               London, Eng                      LK 10

1912
Jan  6 Darkey Haley               London, Eng                       W  6
Jan 24 Alec Lambert               London, Eng                       W  6
Mar  2 George Moore               London, Eng                      WF  5
Mar 25 Private Walton             London, Eng                      TK  6
          -Some sources report "W 7"
Jul 27 Sam Russell                London, Eng                      LF  3
          -Some sources report "WF 3"
Aug  2 Jim Lloyd                  Liverpool, Eng                    W  4
Nov 19 George "Digger" Stanley    London, Eng                       L  4 

1918
May  9 Jimmy Wilde                London, Eng                      EX  4

1919
Mar 10 Jem Driscoll               London, Eng                      LT  4
          -Some sources report "L 4"

1923
Mar 29 Jimmy Wilde                London, Eng                      EX  3


*** Much Data Was Provided By Harold Alderman ***

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
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