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Round 2

Results

Joe Louis Tko6 Jess Willard

Louis-Willard

Jabs 32 4
Punches Landed 104 24
Punching Acc. 43.2 51.0
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

1

Official Decison: Ref Davey Pearl stops bout on advice of ringside physician due to Willards badly swollen eyes.

Cox's Comments: Louis jab is too quick and strong for Willard from the opening bell. In the 2nd Louis methodically begins to take Willard apart with combinations. A hard uppercut staggers Big Jess. Louis jab is controlling factor in fight. A "lightning-bolt" right cross lands on Willards chin. He goes down in the 5th. He is up at count of 4. Willard survives a real hammering the remainder of round. Louis battering ram left jab is on the mark in 6th. Willards eyes are so badly swollen he can barely see. Ref calls over the ring doctor who advices to stop the fight.

Evander Holyfield W15 Unanimous Sam McVey

Holyfield-McVey

Jabs 64 36
Punches Landed 216 148
Punching Acc. 54.6 37.8
Knockdowns Scored

0

0

Cuts Suffered

1

1

Official Decision: Judges Score it 145-140, 145-142, 144-140 Holyfield

Cox's Comments: Holyfield is beating McVey to the punch with his jab. Holyfield proves a smarter counter-puncher than some credit him for. He boxes sharply the first 3 rounds. McVey is a hard puncher though and in the 4th round a hard right staggers Holyfield. His knee almost touches the canvas. The fight becomes a war after this. McVey seems to get the better of it inside. He leads on 2 of the 3 officials cards after 10 rounds. McVey seems to slow in the 11th and Holyfield opens up with combinations. McVey is slow off his stool in the 12th. Holyfield is warned for head-butting this round. McVey is cut above the right eye. Holyfield is the busier fighter in the 13th and 14th. In the 15th Holyfield tires badly and McVey goes on the attack, but he is unable to finish a very tired looking Holyfield. Evander was the busier fighter throughtout and deserved the decision.

Jack Dempsey Ko 4 Michael Moorer

Dempsey-Moorer

Jabs

4

16
Punches Landed 40 56
Punching Acc. 30.0 60.0
Knockdowns Scored

2

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decision: Ref: Eddie Cotton counts out Moorer in the fourth.

Cox's Comments: Moorer does well in the first round with his southpaw jab which has Dempsey slightly confused. A smashing left cross by Moorer stuns Dempsey. In the second Dempsey comes out fired up. Jack suprises Micheal with his hand speed during a combination to the head. Moorer retreats on wobbly legs. Jack maneuvers Moorer to ropes in 3rd round. A short viscious right uppercut lands right on the chin. Moorer goes down but is up at 8. Moorer gets on his bicycle to survive the 3rd round. In the fatal fourth Dempsey traps Moorer on the ropes, a hard uppercut snaps back his head. A barrage of blows drops Moorer. He doesn't bother trying to beat the count.

Joe Frazier Ko 3 Floyd Patterson

Frazier-Patterson

Jabs

4

8

Punnches Landed 28 32
Punching Acc. 31.8 43.2
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decision: Patterson is counted out in 3rd by Ref Jimmy Doe.

Cox's Comments: Frazier simply proved too strong for Patterson. Floyd was able to use his speed and combinations to good effect in winning the first round. In the 2nd a smashing hook wobbled Floyd and Joe picked up the pressure with some heavy body punching. In the third Patterson is visibly hurt by Frazier's body shots, especially left hooks. A whirlwind left hook to the head lands flush and drops Floyd on his back. He struggles to get up but is counted out.

Rocky Marciano Ko 1 Buster Douglas

Marciano-Douglas

Jabs

0

8

Punches Landed 28 12
Punching Acc. 52.2 45.0
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decision: Buster is counted out in the first by Ref Vince Delgado.

Cox's Comments: Douglas opens up well with a stiff jab and a nice 4 punch combo to try and earn Marciano's respect. The plan backfires as Rocky pursues him more agressively. Marciano catches him near the ropes with a short right cross to the chin. He about buried his glove with that shot. Douglas is hurt and tries to backpedal out of danger. Marciano bulls Buster to the ropes and they exchange blows. A flurry of blows to the head and body rain upon Douglas. He sinks to the canvas and is counted out.

Lennox Lewis Tko 12 James J. Corbett

Lewis-Corbett

Jabs 48 68
Punches Landed 168 152
Punching Acc. 36.0 43.8
Knockdowns Scored

0

0

Cuts Suffered

1

0

Official Decision: Ref Eddie Conn stops bout in favor of Lewis in 12th round.

Cox's Comments: Lewis uses superior size and reach to out jab the slicker Corbett in the first few rounds. Gentleman Jim does a good job of avoiding Lewis big right hand however. The middle rounds are back and forth with Corbett countering over Lewis left effectively but lacking the power to do any real damage. Lewis is missing often but his punches do serious damage when they do land. Finally in the 12th a big right finds the mark as Lewis body work begins to take a toll. A smashing uppercut nearly decapitates Corbett. Corbett is out on his feet against the ropes and Ref Eddie Cotton wisely halts the fight.

Harry Wills Ko 13 Max Schmeling

Wills-Schmeling

Jabs 44 44
Punches Landed 196 120
Punching Acc. 37.8 39.6
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Sufferred

0

0

Official Decision: Schmeling is counted out be Ref Ed Smith in 13th round.

Cox's Comments: This is a one sided affair. Wills effectively utilizes his reach and jab without mistakes. Harry slowly, but methodically takes Max apart. He beats Max to the punch with his jab, and counters with his right over Max's pawing left. Schmelings best round is the 5th when he momentarily staggers Harry with a right. From the 6th on Wills hammers Max with left jabs and straight rights from the outside. Wills picks up the pace on the inside in the late rounds. A hard combination has Schmeling hurt. A final right puts him down for the 10 count in 13th.

Mike Tyson Ko 1 Jack Sharkey

Tyson-Sharkey

Jabs

4

0

Punches Landed 12

0

Punching Acc. 60.0

0

Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

 

Official Decision: Sharkey is counted out in first by Ref Joe O'Neill.

Cox's Comments: Tyson comes out focused and behind his left jab- per Rooney's instructions. A left hook to the body makes Sharkey wince. A hard right stuns Sharkey. Tyson traps Jack near the ropes. A short lethal right that travels only inches drops Sharkey on his back He is counted. The final punch may have accounted for any heavyweight in the tournament had it landed.

Jack Johnson W Split 15 Ezzard Charles

Johnson-Charles

Jabs 52 58
Punches Landed 184 212
Punching Acc. 46.2 34.2
Knockdowns Scored

2

1

Cuts Suffered

1

1

Official Decision: 144-142 Johnson, 145-141 Charles, 143-142 Johnson.

Cox's Comments: Charles suprises Johnson in the early rounds with his speed and mobility, he is by far the busier fighter. Charles is boxing beautifully. In the 5th a hard straight left to the chin knocks Johnson on the seat of his pants. It is a flash knockdown and he is up at 1, but it gets his attention.  Charles has Johnson hurt again in the 7th from a strong combination. Jack's nose is bleeding this round. Going into the 10th round Charles appears to have built an insurmountable lead. Johnson begins to play possom and catches the "Cincinatti Cobra" coming in with a suprising right uppercut that drops Charles on all fours. He gets up after taking an 8 count. Johnson picks up his work-rate in the 11th and 12th cutting Charles above the left eye along the way. A quick left-right to the head wobbles Charles again in the 12th. A sizzling counter-right on the chin drops him for the second time of the fight. Charles manages to beat the count and is saved by the bell. Charles goes into survival mode, running, holding, and clinching while Johnson works the body inside. Ez' survives through the 15th and Johnson sweeps the final rounds. The decision is a close and controversial one. Charles dominated early and built a huge lead, Johnson scored 2 knockdowns to 1 and finished strong. Some ringside commentators felt Charles fought too well to be eliminated from the tournament on such a close fight. But it is his second loss and those are the rules.

Sonny Liston Tko 1 Sam Langford

Liston-Langford

Jabs

2  

0

Punches Landed 12

4

Punching Acc. 60.0 40.0
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decison: Ref Charlie Daggert stops the fight in first round.

Cox's Comments: Liston manages to catch the skillful but much smaller Langford cold. A powering left hook snaps Langfords head back. A pulverizing uppercut turns his legs to jelly. Sonny drives Sam to the ropes with a hard jab. Sonny thunders a left-right to the body. They exchange savage blows. Another punishing left hook to the head has Langford sagging against the ropes. A left uppercut lifts him off his feet and deposits him on the canvas. Langford beats the count at 8. Sonny hammers him with a double hook to the body, a right to the head, and a crushing left hook to the head. He is out on his feet and is rescued by the Ref. Langford was never given a chance to get started in this fight.

Muhammad Ali Ko 13 Jersey Joe Walcott

Ali-Walcott

Jabs 80 75
Punches Landed 176 212
Punching Acc. 44.4 37.8
Knockdowns Scored

2

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decision: Ref Art Mercante counts out Walcott in the 13th round.

Cox's Comments: Walcotts slick style of feints, pivots, and defense gave Ali far more trouble than most aniticipated. Walcott was able to make Ali miss frequently. This was a tactical battle much like Ray Leonard vs.Wilfred Benitez only Walcott was ahead by a big margin after 12 rounds 116-114, 116-113, and 117-113. Ali was totally frustrated and this was not one of his best performances. Realizing he was behind Ali turned the tide in the 13th using one of Walcotts own moves. Ali backing away, suddenly stopped, pivoted and turned a right hand lead right to the side of Walcott's jaw. It was Ali's best right hand with his whole body behind it. The punch came with such speed that Jersey Joe never saw it. He fell like a tree! T-I-M-B-E-R! Walcott managed to pull himself up at 8. But a blazing flurry of lefts and rights sent him down again. This time for the 10 count. Ali did not let his man off the hook once hurt as he knew he was behind. Afterward Ali remarked that Walcott was the "best boxer besides me."

Larry Holmes Tko 11 Bob Fitzsimmons

Holmes-Fitzsimmons

Jabs 76 24
Punches Landed 208 116
Punching Acc. 51.0 39.0
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decision: Ref Chris Wollensen stops fight in 11th on advice of Ring DR. due to swelling and awards the bout to Holmes.

Cox's Comments: Fitz fought a competitive fight the first couple of rounds outpunching Holmes on the inside. He landed some hard body shots that seemed to bother Larry. After the third Larry decided to keep Fitz at a distance with his jab and pick his shots from the outside. From here Larry's heavy left jab was dominant. By the 6th Fitz left eye began to swell. In the 8th a hard right uppercut to the ribs dropped Fitzsimmons. He was up after a 7 count. Fitz right eye was closing rapidly by the 10th it was shut. The Ref called for the ring Dr. early in the 11th and the fight was stopped. Larry was in total control at the time of the stoppage.

James J. Jeffries Tko 4 Ingemar Johannson

Jeffries-Johannson

Jabs 16

8

Punches Landed 52 32
Punching Acc. 36.6 34.2
Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

1

Official Decision: Ref Tommy Thomas stops the bout in 11th round and awards the bout to Jeffries.

Cox's Comments: Some not too knowledgeable skeptics called this the bout of the one handed punchers, Jeffries left versus Ingemars "toonder and lightning" right. Jeffries simply was too strong and powerful for Johannson. Big Jeff took Ingo's famous right without flinch in the first round and hammered the body early. Both fighters probed for openings in the early going. In the 2nd a smashing left hook shook Ingo up. Jeff out-muscles and outworks Johannson in the clinch. In the third Jeff's body work is taking a heavy toll and Ingo is just looking to survive and hopes to land one big right to turn it around, but Jeff slips his right easily now. A crunching left hook sends Johannson relling back to the ropes early in the fourth. Jeff pins him to the ropes and goes to work. Another hard left hook, right cross crashes Ingo to the canvas. He is up at 5. A crushing left uppercut causes Johannson's eyes to roll back in his head. Another hook hammers against his defenseless frame. Ref Thomas rushes in to save Johannson's life!

George Foreman Ko 1 Mike Spinks

Foreman-Spinks

Jabs

0

0

Punches Landed

4

0

Punching Acc. 60.0

0

Knockdowns Scored

1

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Official Decison: Ref Tommy Little counts out Mike Spinks in first round.

Cox's Comments: Spinks knows he is over his head and tries to run and jab. George quickly cuts the ring down. A crunching left hook to the body doubles Spinks over. A wicked right to the body drives him to the ropes. A booming right uppercut lifts Michael off his feet. A final hook is the icing on the cake that send him out on the canvas. Ref Little could have counted to 100.

Riddick Bowe Tko 7 Max Baer

Bowe-Baer

Jabs 32

4

Punches Landed 156 32
Punching Acc. 58.2 36.6
Knockdowns Scored

0

0

Cuts Suffered

0

0

Ofcicial Decison: Ref Mills Lane stops the fight and awards it to Bowe in 7th round.

Cox's Comments: Bowe attacks Max from the outset and outslugs Baer on the inside. Riddick is in shape and wants to do well in the tournament. His defense is tight and he effectively blocks Max's right hand counters. Riddick works the body from the first round, backing Max up and beating him to the punch. A jab-hook-cross combination by Bowe brings the crowd to its feet in the first. Bowe is in control backing Max up with his jab and punishing him to the body. In the 3rd Bowe is trying to take Baer out. A hard right drives Max to the ropes. It looks like Louis-Baer all over again for Max. A strong uppercut that snaps Baer's head back punctuates the round for Bowe. In the 4th and 5th Baer is just taking a beating. Bowe is pounding Baer to the body. Max is game but Bowe is too good an inside fighter for him. In the 7th a particularly violent right uppercut snaps Baer's head back. The ringside commentators call for the fight to be stopped. Mills Lane humanely halts the massacre.

Gene Tunney W Maj. 15 Joe Jeanette

Tunney-Jeanette

Jabs 112 80
Punches Landed 256 184
Punching Acc. 49.2 33.6
Knockdowns Scored

0

0

Cuts Suffered

0

1

Official Decision: 145-145, 145-141, 146-140 Tunney

Cox's Comments: This was a slow paced bout. One that was boring to a lot of fans. Jeanette was the aggressor and stronger inside fighter, but was out-jabbed and out-boxed on the outside by the smoother Tunney. Jeanette had a good start landing the harder punches, as he did throught-out the fight. Tunney had a higher work-rate and fought a smarter more controlled fight. This one had the look of DeLaHoya (Tunney) vs Trinidad (Jeanette), with Tunney getting the nod. Jeanette was cut above the right eye in the 11th, but it was never a factor. Tunney boxed cautiously but punctuated each round with combinations. He deserved the decision and he got it.

Still Undefeated After 2 Rounds: Muhammad Ali, Riddick Bowe, Jack Dempsey, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, Jim Jeffries, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Mike Tyson.

Still Alive: James J. Corbett, Evander Holyfield, Joe Jeanette, Lennox Lewis, Sam Langford, Sonny Liston, Sam McVey, Max Schmeling, Gene Tunney, Harry Wills.

Eliminated With 2 Losses: Max Baer, Ezzard Charles, Buster Douglas, Bob Fitzsimmons, Ingemar Johannson, Michael Moorer, Floyd Patterson, Jack Sharkey, Mike Spinks, Jersey Joe Walcott, Jess Willard.

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