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World Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Title

Joe Acton 1881/12/09 London, GBR
Defeats Tom Cannon; billed as "the champion of England" and defeats Edwin Bibby, "the champion of America", on 1882/08/07 in New York, NY to be recognized as world champion in North America; also billed as the champion of America as of 1887/02.
Evan "Strangler" Lewis 1887/04/11 Chicago, IL, USA
Also defeats World Graeco-Roman Title holder Ernest Roeber on 1893/03/02 in New Orleans, LA in a mixed-style match with greco-roman and catch-as-catch-can styles in best of 5 falls; also recognized as American Heavyweight Title.
Martin "Farmer" Burns 1895/04/20 Chicago, IL, USA
Also recognized as American Heavyweight Title.
Dan McLeod 1897/10/26 Indianapolis, IN, USA
Tom Jenkins 1901/11/07 Cleveland, OH, USA
Dan McLeod [2] 1902/12/25 Worcester, MA, USA
Tom Jenkins [2] 1903/04/03 Buffalo, NY, USA
Georg Hackenschmidt, recognized as world champion mainly in Europe, defeats Jenkins 05/05/04 in New York, NY to be recognized as world champion in North America; Jenkins continues to defend American Heavyweight Title.

* See World Heavyweigtht Title.