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Saturday, November 13, 2010

1904-01-11 Young Peter Jackson W-TKO5 Ed ‘Snowball’ Snowden (Hudson Athletic Club, Canton, MD, USA)

1904-01-12 Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) (page 10)
Local Welterweight Smothered His Heavier Opponent, Landing Repeatedly With Both Fists on Body and Face--Snowball Was Fifteen Pounds Heavier, but This Did Not Handicap Jackson in Any Way--Johnny Smith Beat Bender in the Second Round.
Wearing a look of distress and begging the referee to stop it, Edward Snowden, better known as Snowball, showed the signs of "cold feet" in the fifth round of his battle with Young Peter Jackson before the Hudson Athletic Club of Canton last night.

Snowball, upon his victory over Charlie Lewis, of Sparrows Point, on New Year's night, issued a challenge to meet Jackson. His desire was granted last night, and now he is a wiser but much sadder fellow. Jackson, although 15 pounds lighter, went at his man at a terrific pace from the off-start. His frequent and telling punches to the stomach soon caused Snowball to look worried. But Snowball, nevertheless, was game, and must be commended for the length of time in which he stayed.

At the beginning of the fifth round Jackson went at him to put an end to the mill. With lefts and rights in quick order he planted all over Snowball's anatomy, and might have done the trick before the end of the round had not the latter taken unto himself to quit. Snowball was the favorite among the audience, and was encouraged on to knock Jackson's head off. Snowball got in a few blows to the face and head, but Jackson would only smile. Jackson seemed to realize that his heavier antagonist hadn't the physical endurance to stand the strain much longer, and kept hitting away.

A Jolt to the Jaw.

In the third round Jackson sent in a hard right to the jaw, putting his man on his knees for the count. This punch took the steam out of Snowball, and from then on until he quit he showed signs of distress. Jackson never let his opponent get set, continuing to bore in all the while. They agreed to box one arm free and protect themselves in the breakaway. This was a handicap to Snowball, for his stomach was a perfect target. Snowball stood up and took his punishment gamely.

It did not take long, however, for Jackson to demonstrate that Snowball had bit off a little more than he could chew.

In the fifth round Snowball showed sound judgment in quitting, and after it was all over stated that he had had enough. Hereafter Snowball will seek battle with men of less ability than Jackson, and will not be so open in his boasts. In his corner were Ike Waldorf, his manager; Sammy Myers, Kid Eifert and Charlie Boyer. They set up a yell of foul as soon as they saw their man wincing, but Referee Swigert refused to listen to them. In Jackson's corner were Harry Lyons, Herman Miller and Draggs, Jackson's trainer. They gave very little instructions for Jackson displayed his generalship in the truest way.

After the main bout Manager Rebbel gave a very attractive luncheon to the newspaper men and other friends. The semi-windup was a rattling fast bout. Johnnie Smith and Kid Bender were the principals. They are 90-pounders, but put up a pretty stiff argument. Bender was counted out in the second round. He gave Smith a fast fight, however, while it lasted. Charlie Boyer bested Kid Hoy, of Cleveland, in four rounds.

Herman Miller, who has not appeared here for nearly a year, will meet Fred Vanuch, of Canada, before the Hudsons next Monday night.

1904-01-12 Baltimore Morning Herald (Baltimore, MD) (page 4)
Herford's Protégé Made His Opponent Quit in the Fifth Round of a Tame Battle.

A little more than four rounds was the time required last night for "Young Peter Jackson" to make Ed Snowden, colored, better known as "Snowball," quit in the bout before the Hudson Athletic Club of Canton. The bout was scheduled for fifteen rounds at catchweights.

"Snowball," who has until recently figured only in preliminary bouts, has been clamoring for a match with Jackson for quite a while, but there were few members of the local pugilistic fraternity who were not of the opinion that "Snowball" had undertaken much too large a job in going up against Jackson. Their ideas were verified last night.

Although "Snowball" was heavier than his opponent, it was soon evident that he had little chance of winning. It was a matter of a knockout or "Snowball" crying enough within a short while.

The first round proved that unless Snowden should land Jackson a chance blow that he had little show to win. Since it a fact that Jackson has never yet been knocked out the former probability had little chance of becoming a reality. Jackson started off by rushing matters, and Snowden looked distressed after half of the round had expired. Jackson, however, let up and practically allowed Snowden to send in a few blows to the head, at which he simply laughed.

The second round found matters decidedly tame, with Jackson appearing as if he would let the bout go a while. In the following round he tried repeatedly for a knockout and almost succeeded in doing the trick. A right swing to the point of the jaw made Snowden take the count.

Several swings to the jaw were landed by Snowden in the fourth round, but they lacked the steam and Jackson merely grinned.

The fifth round brought the end. The men agreed to protect themselves at all times and in the clinches Jackson had kept hammering his opponent with short body jabs. In this round Jackson put a few to the stomach and Snowden showed the white feather and quit right then and there. Several of the spectators thought that Jackson had fouled his opponent, but the husky Californian had not struck his opponent below the belt.

Jackson was seconded by Harry Lyons, Herman Miller and "Draggs," while Snowden was looked after by "Sammy" Meyers, "Kid" Eifert and his manager, Ike Waldorf.

In the preliminaries "Johnnie" Smith, the ninety-five-pound champion of the state, established his claim to the title by knocking out "Kid" Bender in two rounds. Bender was made to take the count several times in the second round, but he fought gamely to the end. Charley Boyer, colored, received the decision over "Kid" Hoy, colored in four rounds.

Herman Miller and Frank Vanuch are scheduled to go fifteen rounds before the club next Monday night.

1904-01-12 The Boston Daily Globe (Boston, MA) (page 5)
Peter Jackson Knocks His Championship Aspirations Into All Askew in Five Rounds.

BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 11.--The aspirations of Ed Snowden, who recently gained notoriety by defeating Charles Lewis, for championship honors, were knocked askew tonight by young Peter Jackson before the Hudson athletic club.

The bout between the two welterweights was scheduled for 15 rounds, but in the fifth round Snowden came to the conclusion that he had enough and quit.

Jackson fought a peculiar battle. He played for the body throughout, paying but little attention to the head. He assumed the aggressive from the start, and did most of his effective work on infighting. Snowden landed repeatedly on Jackson's face and head, but Peter only grinned and bored in. In the fifth Jackson rained rights and lefts on the stomach, and Snowden soon gave signs of distress, and a right hand punch under the heart forced him to quit. Both men were in superb condition.

1914-01-12 The Evening World (New York, NY) (page 10)
(Special to The Evening World.)
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 12.--Edward Snowden, better known as Snowball, quit in the fifth round of his encounter with Young Peter Jackson before the Hudson Athletic Club, of Canton, last night. It was a case of cold feet on the part of Snowden.

After receiving severe punishment about the body, Snowden rushed up to Referee Swigert and begged him to stop the mill. Finding that the referee would not listen to him, Snowden rushed to his corner. His seconds immediately raised a cry of foul, but as Snowden refused to continue Swigert awarded the decision to Jackson.

1904-01-12 The Sun (Baltimore, MD) (page 9)
Peter Jackson's Solar-Plexus Blow Is Responsible.

Only a fair-sized crowd gathered around the ring of the Hudson Athletic Club, of Canton, last night to see Young Peter Jackson knock out Edward Snowden (Snowball) in five rounds. A left swing on the solar plexus did the job.

Snowden put up a good fight and he had many sympathizers among the spectators, who cheered every time he landed, and this was frequently, but that he was no match for his dark skinned antagonist was seen from the start.

They mixed things generally as soon as the first round opened. Snowden landed good rights and lefts on the head and Jackson returned body blows. They clinched frequently, Jackson leaning on his opponent every time they grappled. This winded Snowden and he went to his corner panting.

Snowden landed on the Californian's head as the second round began, and continued to pour in right and left punches to the face until the gong sounded. They clinched even more than in the first round, and Referee Fred Sweigert had to separate them several times. The round was evidently Snowden's, although he seemed tired, while Jackson went to his corner fresh and smiling.

Jackson swung fiercely as the third round began. One of his right swings caught Snowden on the jaw and the mulatto sank to the floor. He arose on the ninth second of the count and succeeded in landing several times on Jackson's face, at which the latter smiled.

The fourth round consisted mostly of clinches. Jackson continued to lean, Snowden still reached the black man's face with little apparent effect.

In the fifth round Snowden swung right and left successfully for the head. Jackson watched his opportunity and while Snowden was swinging he sent in a terrific left to the plexus, followed by another. Snowden sank into the chair in his corner with an agonized look. Several of the spectators shouted "Foul," but Referee Sweigert declared it a clean knockout.

The two preliminaries were good. The first was a four round contest between Chas. Poyer, of Baltimore, and Kid Hoy, of Cleveland, both colored. Poyer had the better of it all through and was declared the winner.

In the six round match Kid Johnny Smith, the 95 pound champion, knocked out Kid Pender with face blows in the second round.