During the MOUNTEVANS YEARS- Champions often held on to their TITLES for
long spells while still regularly Defending the BELTS!!
However in the very early 1960's a very unusual and possibly unique Scenario
unfolded regarding the BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE!
The 2 Men involved in this 'Mini Epic' were TOMMY MANN-The British Title Holder-
and CHIC PURVEY The Scottish Middleweight Champion!
PURVEY Defeated MANN to relieve him of his Title-then MANN later REGAINED
the Belt!-CHIC 'Disputed' the Result and demanded a 3rd!! Title Match which he then
WON!! MANN then exercised his 'Return' Option and Regained the Belt from PURVEY
for a 2nd time! Still unhappy CHIC demanded a 5th!!!!! Tilt at the Title and then Won it
back a 3rd time!! A still 'disgruntled' MANN then pushed for a 6th Title Shot and Won his
Title back off PURVEY for a 3rd time!! All this in a short period of time!! PURVEY later
stated that his 3 Wins came from using his usual rough tactics and his 3 Losses came
when he tried to Wrestle MANN!! Surely this Feud is a Record for 2 Wrestlers contesting
a British Title??-Unless Anyone knows different?? Photo to follow!!