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Monday, February 21, 2011

1916-02-21 Johnny Dundee L-PTS20 Joe Mandot [Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, LA, USA]

1916-02-22 The Daily States (New Orleans, LA) (page 13)
Referee Qualifies Joe For Bout With Welsh and Amazes Big Assemblage; Spectators Aim Criticism At Decision of Referee

Tommy Burns qualified Joe Mandot for a crack at Freddie Welsh's lightweight crown if such a thing is possible last night at the Louisiana Auditorium when he raised Joe's hand in token of victory over Johnny Dundee at the conclusion of a 20-round contest.

Qualifying Mandot for a titular match, however, staggered even the most ardent admirers of the French Market fighter. Burns' verdict amazed the big assemblage. It required two or three minutes before the spectators could get their breath to utter a protest.

Adverse criticism, the like of which has rarely been heard after a bout locally in several years was aimed at Burns. It was evident that even the Mandot contingent probably would have been satisfied to see Joe given a draw.

Exactly what part of the contest, start, finish or during the middle periods that Burns found Mandot so proficient to award him the verdict, is a difficult thing to figure. The only part of the mill really in Mandot's favor was the last few frames, and even then Dundee showed equally as well as the home boy, inasmuch as both were standing in midring trying to slip over the deciding wallop.

The contest was the first in which Mandot has ever engaged in a bout locally that he received such marked favoritism from a referee. Burns' decision is to be regretted in more ways than one. It is going to be difficult to convince the outside world that a fighter can come here and win a contest without knocking a native son cold.

Joe Makes Poor Fight; Right Only Punch.

Mandot's showing against Dundee was perhaps the poorest fight Joe has ever made in New Orleans, the Cross, Lore and Whitney mills excepted. At no stage of the mill was Joe really clever. His ability to box was ordinary. Joe stopped more jabs for Dundee and landed less than in any other half dozen fights of his career. So rapid were Dundee's flying jab, some times a straight left, that Joe's head bobbed back and forth and at times looked as if it would strike his spine.

Dundee was the aggressor. He carried the fight to Joe, who at times virtually stood in the center of the ring with his right curled up in the hope one wallop would decide the contest. Joe was a one-handed fighter strictly. From the first to the opening of the seventeenth, his southpaw smash might just as well have been in storage.

During the early rounds it looked extremely doubtful if the native son would stick the limit. Joe fought and behaved like a nervous boy during the first dozen frames. He seemed to take on more confidence as the contest progressed and was at his best in the sixteenth and seventeenth rounds.

Mandot went to his corner partly groggy a half dozen times in the early part of the fight. Just how often Dundee staggered Joe with slashing left swings to the head, it is difficult to total.

Mandot's best, and in the humble opinion of yours truly, only showing came from the thirteenth to the final chapter. Dundee tired a trifle as a result of his terrific pace and when the boys stood toe to toe and traded wallops, Joe usually forced the Italian to break ground.

There was not a single knockdown recorded at any time during the bout. Dundee repeatedly staggered Joe, but he lacked the wallop to drop the home fighter. Joe, too, jolted Johnny, but the wallops came too late in the contest to be of any great service.

Dundee Earned Nine And Joe Five Rounds.

As for the fight by rounds, my little tab shows Dundee earning nine, Mandot five, and four even. Those awarded to Mandot were the thirteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, and by good measure--the twentieth.

Dundee took the second, third, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth and nineteenth.

The remainder of the rounds were rather even at the best.

After the first round, which as devoted to clinches and feinting each other into leads, Dundee started about his task in a most workmanlike manner. He jumped about as though a monkey on a stick in the second, stinging Joe with jabs and shooting an occasional right to the body. The third was a repetition, only that Johnny missed a half dozen swings that would have probably ended the mill. Joe simply could not step back fast enough to keep Dundee's left out of his face, and in the clinches the local fellow was a target for a short left uppercut. The fourth found Mandot showing some improvement, as towards the last thirty seconds he seemed to get his right hand in action and fought as though he had discarded the idea of outboxing Dundee and intended trading blows.

The fifth was even, both missing wild swings and countering at times with blows of little or no consequence. At infighting Dundee was Mandot's superior, but most of the blows went to the kidneys.

In the sixth Mandot showed beyond argument that a right-hand punch was his only asset. Joe stood in midring with the starboard kick curled in the hope he would put it over and end the fight. Dundee danced in and out of its reach, each time stinging the home fighter.

Dundee took the seventh in handy fashion, leaping and throwing his left into Joe's face as though he were shadow boxing. Dundee sent a half dozen jabs to Joe's mouth without even being hit in return. Joe's best was a light right, but the punch merely grazed Dundee's head. The eighth found Joe earning fifty per cent of the round because of landing telling right hooks at the close of the period.

Dundee's jumping tactics seemed to puzzle Joe in the ninth and the Italian sent blow after blow home. Joe's head went back so frequently that his admirers sat amazed.

Dundee took the tenth handily, stepping away from hooks and countering with both right and left. All of the fighting came from the Dundee side of the house. The eleventh was even and the twelfth very much Dundee, Johnny using his left hand almost exclusively, but fast enough to keep Mandot puzzled as to which spot it would strike next.

Joe seemed to fight with more confidence in the thirteenth and standing in the center of the ring traded wallops with Johnny, frequently shaking the Italian up. Dundee was jolted here and there at will, but when the gong sounded was wading in to continue fighting.

Dundee copped the fourteenth. Joe showed signs of weakening from the previous frame. Johnny pumped rights and lefts into Joe's face and body, shifting his method of attack from the jaw to the body. Twice in this period Dundee put a right to the wind and Mandot's face showed the blow hurt him very badly.

Joe boxed better in the fifteenth. He induced Dundee to trade punches and standing in the center of the ring the two boys swapped punches for almost a minute and a half. Mandot had far the better of the exchanges, hooking and swinging his right with splendid effect.

The sixteenth, too, went to Mandot, but not by as great a margin as the preceding frame. After Dundee rushed Joe to the ropes landing rights and lefts, Joe found his way to the middle of the ring, and except for stopping light left swings, landed the most telling punches.

The seventeenth round was undoubtedly Mandot's best. At long range he stabbed Dundee with his right and left. Joe simply poked his left out and allowed Dundee to run into it and then whipped over the right. Johnny showed signs of the lacing he took in this round when the gong sounded. The eighteenth was even, and Dundee got the nineteenth, shifting his attack once more and sending nearly all of his punches to the body.

The twentieth is awarded to Mandot, although it could be called even without debate as Joe seemed very tired and had Dundee possessed a punch would have probably suffered a knockdown.

Freddie Will Surely Name Billy Roche or Some Other Referee If Title Match Is Arranged By Auditorium Promoters.


Tommy Burns rendered the most unfortunate decision that could be hoped for last night in awarding Joe Mandot a decision over Johnny Dundee. The verdict is one that will require a week or more for patrons of the sport to forget. The unfortunate part of it is that very few, if any, of the non-partisan spectators figured Joe should have received anything better than a draw.

Nine-tenths of Orleanians want to see Mandot emerge from every contest he enters a winner. But it is doubtful if even his most staunch supporters believe he defeated the Gotham Italian. The decision will eventually do Mandot more harm than good, for notwithstanding the fact a vast majority who patronize the Queensberry art want to see Joe become champion, there is also a feeling that the out-of-town boy shall get all that is due him.

The harm Burns' verdict will do Mandot will come when Joe is matched to meet Welsh for the title. If such a contest is arranged for the near future, it is a safe bet the Englishman and his shrewd manager will take the necessary precaution to see that Burns doesn't make another mistake by naming Billy Roche referee.

Poor Decisions Are Knock To The Game.

It is not a question as to whether or not Burns erred in naming the winner and loser. The public, fickle as it is, seems inclined to think Dundee was entitled to a draw to say the least, and once the New Orleans public expresses dissatisfaction with the work of a referee as it is doing with Burns' decision, the sport suffers by a loss of patronage.

Burns' decision in the Dundee-Mandot contest is not the first to bring adverse criticism upon the promoter-referee-matchmaker of the Howard street arena. His idea of the winner and loser in the recent Fulton-Flynn contest staggered persons acquainted with the sport.

For one to get a fair idea as to how Burns' decision was received when he raised Mandot's hand, it is only necessary to remark the spectators seemed deaf, dumb and blind for several minutes. Of course, the Mandot following cheered. It always does. So does his manager, but instead of accepting the glory Burns has bestowed upon him, Mandot will eventually find that the referee made his third "comeback" in the roped arena the hardest of all.

Burns' verdict is to be regretted, especially in view of the fact he is going to stage a championship or near-championship mill between Ted Lewis and Harry Stone next Monday night, and may be objected to as referee of that bout.

1916-02-22 The New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA) (page 10)
Mandot Gets New Lease on Life at Dundee's Expense
Tommy Burns Is Hero With Hordes of Home-Boy Supporters But His Decision Is Palpably Unfair to the Young Italian Who Does Most of the Fighting.

(By Will Hamilton.)

Tommy Burns made a real hero of himself Monday night. In the presence of nearly 8000 fans, a great majority of whom were Mandot supporters, Burns gave Joe Mandot the decision over Johnnie Dundee at the end of their 20-round fight. It made a great hit with those who had shouted themselves hoarse to "pull the local pride over," but it was emphatically dissented from by many hundreds of the big crowd who thought Dundee had a margin of at least three or four rounds. The decision gave Mandot a new lease on life, but was palpably unjust to Dundee.

It was probably the first time in Mandot's long career that he has received a decision in a local ring to which a great proportion of the spectators thought he was not entitled. It has been claimed time and again that New Orleans referees gave given the breaks against Joe because they feared to be accused of showing favoritism toward him. An illustration of this occurred in the previous 20-round fight of Mandot and Dundee here one year ago. Dick Burge, the only native son referee, was third man in the ring. He called it a draw. Mandot thought he deserved the decision and afterwards he and Burke had an argument over it. The result was that Burke could referee no more fights in which Mandot was a principal.

Says Dundee Missed Often.

"Had Dundee been my own brother I would have given the decision against him," said Tommy Burns. "Dundee was clearly outboxed. He was on the run most of the time and missed many a punch that the spectators thought landed, so clever was the defense of Mandot. Joe was right there in every mix-up, too, and I thought he had the better of nearly every exchange. Certainly Dundee backed away most of the time and broke ground every time the milling got hot."

But that wasn't the way the majority of impartial spectators saw it, and they were dumbfounded by the decision even after Mandot had made his usual game rally toward the finish, starting with the sixteenth round.

Not Same Jumping Johnny.

Up to that time he had been outpointed by a great margin. Dundee was not so flashy, perhaps, as in his previous fights here with Mandot and Welsh because he did less aeroplaning, but he did more straight boxing and looked for all a better boy than he ever has been. He began operations on Mandot in the second round and before the six minutes of fighting had expired odds on Dundee had gone from 7 to 5 to 2 to 1. Joe didn't show to advantage until the fourth, which he won by a good margin by outboxing the New Yorker, and from then until the sixteenth Mandot's work, while at times as good as he ever has shown, was too much on the flash order to win him hardly an even break.

The local boy's wonderful courage was always to the front, though, and doubtless one of the things that so impressed Referee Burns was that Mandot showed his true colors when pressed hardest. Dundee almost invariably started trouble and Mandot almost as invariably finished it for him.

Joe Takes 'Em on Jaw.

There seems to be wide difference of opinion as to the role Mandot essayed in the last six or seven rounds. Not all the fans saw it that way, but Scotty Monteith, Dundee's manager, evidently figured around the sixteenth round that Dundee could rest on his oars for he then instructed Dundee to "let Mandot do it." Dundee, however, wasn't content with his procedure. This jumping back is naturally an aggressive little fellow and will have his way.

Mandot's defense was as near perfect as could be except that his jaw frequently was open to Dundee's swings. This worried Mandot's supporters considerably in the early part of the fray as they remembered how Joe had been dropped in the past by haymakers to his supposedly cheek-bone, but as Joe took rap after rap with less than his usual distress their courage grew and after awhile they were inviting more punches of this character. It was in the impregnable defense of his body that Joe shone. He blocked and parried superbly, and many a Dundee lead that the crowd thought reached its mark was spent on the arm and glove.

Will Have His Hot Finish.

Another thing that augured well for Mandot was his classy finish, which is characteristic of him. Defeat him as they will, Joe will have his last three or four rounds to himself at least he'll make a game effort, and time after time he has turned defeat into victory or at least a draw by a thrilling wind-up. This is what he did again tonight. He opened the sixteenth by cracking Johnnie one with his right. Johnnie in a jiffy was a whole cyclone of action and it looked as though Joe had started something that would wind up disastrously. Dundee forced him to the ropes and tried his best to put over a finisher but Joe's splendid blocking kept him from harm, and the adventurous round ended with honors slightly in favor of the local boy. The seventeenth was all Mandot's, and one of the very best rounds he had. With a straight left jab and his right working in overhand fashion he hit Dundee almost at will. And then came the eighteenth, the best round of the fight. Some gave it to Joe, others to Johnnie. An even brea
k would be just to both, but it certainly was some round with both boys going at top speed and Mandot gaining in support all the time if for nothing else than the reason that he was proving that he wasn't yet beaten.

The nineteenth was a Dundee round by the scantiest of shades, and the twentieth closed with both boys toe to toe and Mandot getting a little better of the breaks.

Mandot Uses Pivot.

It was not a fast fight nor one that abounded in thrills as did their former meeting over the distance, but there were two or three exciting sessions.

The eighth round furnished a blow that is seldom seen these days--the pivot. Mandot used it in getting out of a tight corner and had it connected in all its viciousness there's no telling the damage it would have done and the consequences as this is an illegal blow and it doubtless was as lucky for Mandot as for Dundee that it only grazed the chin and was not so effective to warrant particular notice by either opponent or referee.

The eleventh brought a minute's milling that recalled very vividly the time Dundee all but stopped Charlie White here. Dundee started the round but Mandot retaliated with two right crosses to the jaw that stung the Italian and fired him with determination. He ducked his head and waded in slinging right and left toward the jaw, Joe's back almost against the ropes.

White Affair Recalled.

This was the identical way Dundee copped White, the suddenness and fierceness of his attack breaking through his adversary's guard. This time, though, Mandot ducked just in time, getting under both blows and in doing so he found himself in a most advantageous position for an attack on his opponent's body, an opening that he was quick to take advantage of, and in a little bit he had Dundee breaking ground. This was one of the few rounds in which there was plenty of action but no decided advantage either way.

The count of rounds, as we got it, was about nine for Dundee, six for Mandot and three even.

Decision Was Wanted.

For one thing Tommy Burns is to be commended instead of panned, and that was his determination to render a decision even if necessary to "split hairs."

Mandot and Dundee had met three times. Two bouts were no-decision set-tos. The other was a 20-round draw.

Burns interpreted the wish of the fans this time to see a decision rendered and he gave one. That he saw it as the majority of others did not is not extraordinary.

1916-02-22 The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) (page 11)
Last night, at the New Louisiana Auditorium in Carroliton avenue, Johnnie Dundee of New York decisively defeated Joe Mandot, the pride of the French Market section of New Orleans. But Dundee did not get the decision of Referee Tommy Burns, when the gong sounded the end of the twentieth round. On the other hand, to the amazement of perhaps ninety-eight per cent of the big crowd, Tommy walked over to the local boy and raised his hand.

There was hardly a sound in the big arena for the space of several seconds. Every one was too astonished to talk. Eyes opened and jaws dropped as the decision was made. It seemed that some mistake had been made.

But it went just the same, Dundee had won and lost. Mandot had lost and won.

In the years that boxing has found favor as a sport in New Orleans there has, without doubt, been very few decisions that brought about greater dissension among the spectators than did the one last night. The majority of those who scored the contest round by round gave Dundee at least eight to ten rounds. The writer scored twelve in his favor. Six were recorded in favor of Mandot and two even. Yet according to the score card kept by Referee Burns, he gave ten rounds to Mandot, seven to Dundee and three even.

A great deal must be accredited to the different points of view from which the bout is seen, but even with the most liberal allowances for such a difference in viewpoint, it is very difficult to see wherein any one could have made Mandot out a winner in last night's bout.


One afternoon last winter the same two boys met in the Westside Arena at McDonoghville. They boxed twenty rounds. They were twenty of the fastest and most furious sessions ever seen in any ring encounter in the South. Dick Burke was third man in the ring. On that occasion, as last night, it appeared that Dundee had the margin of victory. Referee Burke called it a draw. The contest was much more even than the one last night and yet, after Dundee had outboxed Joe in the majority of the rounds, had out-fought him in most of them, had been the aggressor at all times during the twenty rounds and had won the fight, it appeared, on infighting alone if nothing of his other work was considered, Referee Burns comes out at the finish and gives the decision to the other man.

Even the crowd, which was a Mandot aggregation, was completely non-plussed at the end of the encounter. For a moment afterward no one seemed to understand just what had happened and when it did filter through their minds a few gave a cheer and followed the French Market boy off to his quarters. Then there was little to be heard except expressions of amazement.

When the gong rang ending the contest, Dundee walked toward the referee expecting his hand to be raised. When Tommy raised that of Mandot, instead, Johnnie's expression was almost laughable, so great was the surprise depicted upon his Scotch-"Wop" countenance. He was a picture of surprise and for a moment stood in the center of the ring as if uncertain as to what to do. Then he walked to his corner and to his manager, Scotty Monteith.

Last night's bout was an important one in lightweight ranks. The winner, it is understood, will get the first chance at the champion, Freddie Welsh, in a local ring in the near future. For that reason both fought at their best clip to win. But to the minds of the great majority of spectators, Dundee's best was far better than the best that the local man showed.

It must be said, at that, that Mandot fought a much better fight than he has here in years. He was in excellent condition and boxed fairly well. At times he showed all the brilliant action of his former days when he won the greatest following that any New Orleans boxer ever had. This was shown particularly in the early opening rounds and again in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth. In the latter named rounds he smothered the visitor with brilliant left hand work, shooting jab after jab to the face and crossing the old right to the jaw. Through this means he held Dundee off successfully in these rounds. He did the same in the fourth and eighth. In the first his shade was slight as both boxed cautiously.

After this first round, Dundee appeared to have gauged the situation correctly for he tore in after some preliminary boxing and feinting and slammed Mandot all over the ring. He had Joe in a bad way in this round but the latter showed his fighting spirit by coming back fiercely, albeit wildly, and trying his best to trade wallops with the little fighting machine. But he lost that round by a wide majority and went to his corner looking wild and tired.

But Joe, showing his old time powers of "come-back," was up for the third bright and fresh. This was a fast, hard fought session in which both showed to advantage in both boxing and slugging. It ended with honors even. Then Joe's right earned him a round. After Dundee had shaken him up with left hooks to the face and the use of the "flying jab" a time or two, Joe got the right to going well and slammed four hard ones straight to the jaw. Johnnie was not hurt, simply coming in the harder for more, but it was Mandot's round.


The fifth was even, both missing several times and exchanging both rights and lefts and with the next Dundee began to win. He took nine out of the next ten rounds in a row, as it appeared from the north side of ring. In the sixth he again had Mandot in bad shape once by the use of his left hook to the jaw and he fought like a wild man to finish him. But he fought wildly and gave the local boxer the chance that he needed to recover his poise.

Dundee took the seventh, keeping Joe guessing by dancing around and jabbing repeatedly, but Mandot came back and took the eighth by slamming lefts and rights to the face and jaw and Dundee then started out and won the next seven sessions in a row, leaving no doubt in either case as to who had won the round.

After that Mandot showed his strongest form, both outboxing and outslugging Dundee in the 16, 17 and 18 and after that the tide turned again, Dundee winding up the match with a great display of his speed and sheer fighting ability. He waded in in the 19 and 20, taking Mandot's jabs and pokes if he had to, ducking some, blocking some, but always fighting, always leading and slugging. He slammed for the face, the head, the body. Anywhere so long as he had a target and so fierce was his onslaught that the local boxer had no chance to show anything.

And then came the decision, after which the fans filed out.

New Orleans boxing fans are strong for Mandot. They have always been so since he was a tiny and just learning to punch, duck and counter, but they all like to see the winner of any battle get his due. And they were not satisfied that Johnnie Dundee got his last night.


Round One--They did not shake hands but rushed into a clinch. Both worked short-armed hooks to face and body. They sparred carefully and then clinched again. Mandot jabbed twice with left. Dundee landed two left chops to nose. Dundee missed a left hook and Mandot straightened him up with a right uppercut. They swapped lefts and were in a clinch at the bell. Mandot's round by a shade.

Round Two--They rushed into a clinch, Dundee working his right hard to the kidneys. Mandot missed a left jab and Dundee hooked his left to the jaw. A fast exchange resulted in Dundee's favor. Dundee then landed a terrific left hook to the jaw, staggering Mandot. Dundee put a heavy right to the wind and hooked two smashing lefts to the jaw. Dundee rushed Mandot to the ropes, rocking him with right and left hooks. It was all Dundee.

Round Three--Dundee jabbed with left. They clinched. Dundee landed flying jab. Dundee hooked a hard left to the jaw. Mandot missed a left jab, but recovered and met Dundee's rush with a hard right uppercut. They swapped left hooks. Dundee missed a left swing and Mandot countered lightly with a right cross to the jaw. Dundee hooked hard left to the jaw. Even round.

Round Four--Dundee landed two light left jabs to the face. Dundee missed a left hook and swung hard right to wind. They clinched. Dundee landed hard left hook to the ear. Mandot hooked right four times to the jaw in a clinch. Mandot shook him with a right cross to the jaw. Dundee ducked a right swing and countered with a heavy left to the body. They were in a clinch at the bell. Mandot's round.

Round Five--Mandot missed a left jab. Mandot jabbed with left. Dundee rushed into a flying jab. Mandot jabbed with left to the face. Dundee jabbed twice with left. Mandot jabbed and Dundee hooked a hard left to the chin. Mandot crossed his right heavily to the jaw, but the blow was high. Dundee bored in, putting hard right to wind and left hook to the jaw. Even round.


Round Six--Dundee missed a left hook and they clinched. Mandot jabbed with left. Dundee missed a left hook and Mandot straightened him up with a right uppercut to the jaw. Dundee landed three left jabs in a row, Mandot missing two rights. Dundee rocked him with a left hook to the jaw and rushed him to the ropes. Dundee had all the better of the fighting at short range, forcing Mandot to hold on. They were in a fast exchange at the bell. Dundee's round.

Round Seven--Dundee missed a left hook, but put heavy right to wind. In a clinch, Dundee worked both hands hard to the stomach. Dundee ducked a left and shook Mandot with a smashing left hook to the jaw. Dundee was the aggressor all the way, forcing Mandot to break ground. Dundee jabbed with left. Mandot returned the blow. It was a tame round, and Dundee's.

Round Eight--Dundee missed a left hook, but landed hard right cross to the jaw. Mandot put heavy right uppercut to body. Mandot jabbed twice with left. Dundee missed a left hook and Mandot crossed his right to the jaw. They traded left hooks. Mandot jabbed with left and Dundee worked right and left hard to wind. Mandot's round.

Round Nine--Dundee landed a left hook to the jaw. Mandot jabbed with left, and in a clinch worked three hard uppercuts to the wind. Dundee missed a right cross and fell on a stiff right uppercut. They clinched and wasted much time. Mandot's slightly.

Round Ten--They rushed into a clinch. Mandot jabbed with left. Dundee worked right hard to kidneys in another clinch. Dundee shook him with a left hook and Mandot fought back hard, rushing Dundee across the ring. They both missed lefts. Dundee worked right and left hard to the body and rocked Mandot with a terrific left hook to the jaw. Dundee staggered him with a right cross at the bell. Dundee's by a big margin.

Round Eleven--Dundee bored in, landing two hard lefts to the jaw. In a clinch Dundee did all the infighting. Dundee jabbed with left and backed Mandot to the ropes, landing two left hooks to the jaw. Dundee rocked his head with two left jabs and in a clinch worked his right hard to kidneys. Mandot landed hard right cross to the jaw. Dundee missed a right, but brought heavy left hook to the chin. It was all Dundee.

Round Twelve--Dundee hooked his left to the jaw and bored in. In a clinch Dundee outfought the Frenchman. Mandot missed a right cross and Dundee rained a fusillade of rights and lefts to the body. Dundee forced him back with two heavy left hooks. Mandot held on strong in the clinches. Dundee put heavy right cross to the chin, but Mandot came back strong, landing right uppercut to jaw. Mandot jabbed with left, and Dundee shook him up with a left hook. It was another Dundee round.

Round Thirteen--Dundee rushed into a clinch and landed three rights to the kidneys. Dundee missed a left jab and buried left swing in Mandot's midsection. Dundee rushed into a stiff right uppercut. Dundee rushed again, and was met with a terrific right uppercut. Mandot jabbed with left, but Dundee forced him to the ropes with a volley of rights and lefts. Dundee again.

Round Fourteen--Dundee crossed his right heavily to the jaw and straitened Mandot with a left hook. Mandot landed a left jab and right cross to the jaw. Dundee hooked a hard left to face. In a clinch, Dundee landed ten hard rights to the ribs without a return. This was all Dundee.

Round Fifteen--Mandot landed a left jab, and Dundee countered with heavy right to jaw. Mandot crossed his right to the nose and Dundee shook him with a left hook. Dundee rushed into a clinch and inflicted severe punishment to Mandot's ribs. Dundee hooked hard left to the jaw. Dundee's round.


Round Sixteen--Dundee rushed and missed a left hook. Mandot jabbed with left and Dundee missed again. Dundee put right and left to wind, but Mandot knocked him off with stiff right uppercut. Dundee missed a left hook and Mandot put heavy right to ribs. Mandot landed a left jab. Dundee missed repeatedly in this round and it was Mandot's by a good margin.

Round Seventeen--Dundee continued to miss most of his leads, and Mandot locked him up in the clinches. Mandot met one of his rushes with a hard right uppercut. Mandot landed three left jabs to the nose. Mandot crossed his right to the jaw. Dundee landed hard left hook and put heavy right to wind. Dundee landed with left. Mandot's round.

Round Eighteen--Dundee loafed in this stanza and Mandot assumed the aggressive for the first time during the fight. Mandot landed lightly with left jabs. Dundee worked hard with right in a clinch, but in the breakaway Mandot shook him with a right uppercut. Dundee hooked hard left to jaw. Mandot rocked him with a right cross, and Dundee came back strong, landing two left hooks. Mandot's by a slight margin.

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