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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

1905-06-08 Joe Jeannette ND6 Black Bill [Broadway Athletic Club, Philadelphia, PA, USA]

1905-06-09 The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) (page 10)
Had a Shade on Black Bill in Wind-Up at Broadway A. C.

Joe Jeanette, of New York, was entitled to the verdict over Black Bill at the end of the sixth round last night in the wind-up at the Broadway Athletic Club. There was nothing of any particular interest in the bout, as both men were clumsy, very slow to take advantage of the many openings offered and clinched entirely too much to suit the crowd. Jeanette put Bill down in the first with a wicked right to the jaw, but the bell was a timely interference for the Merchantville man, and he managed to stagger to his corner for repairs. Jeanette failed to follow up his advantage in the second, and from that round on until the sixth they both plugged away, missed many swipes and clinched so often that the referee became exhausted trying to pull them apart. Bill landed some soakers on Joe's top piece, while the New Yorker jabbed a few stiff ones to the black one's face. Neither seemed able to dent the other's phiz or anatomy, but in the sixth there was something doing. Jeanette, urged on by Martin Neary and the rest of his coterie, went after Bill after they shook hands and getting home a "blinker" on Bill's jaw he had the big fellow guessing. Bill held whenever the opportunity presented itself and Jeanette in his eagerness to get a knockout before the bell rang swung all kinds of blows at his opponent. Some of the punches missed Bill's vital spots by a hair and others never came within a dozen feet of him. Bill was still doing business in the hugging line when the bell rang.

The semi-wind-up in point of interest and science was the best of the night. Joe Hagan and Billy Burke were the principals, and they worked every second of the eighteen minutes. Hagan floored Burke in the first and the Kensington boxer took the full count. He was wobbly when he arose, but Hagan was too anxious and could not land the telling punch. Burke steadily improved as the bout progressed and he easily evened up matters for that knockdown before the bell sent them out of the ring.

In the preliminaries Kid Kane quit to Ike Conway in one round, and then Ike made Kid Harlan stop in two rounds. It was Ike's night. Eddie Wallace and Kid Brown broke even, while Jimmy Casey pounded Billy Kolh unmercifully for six rounds. Billy, although very tired, was there at the finish.

1905-06-09 The Philadelphia Record (Philadelphia, PA) (page 11)
Merchantville Boxer in Bad Shape at End of the Sixth Round.

The sound of the bell announcing the end of the sixth round probably saved Black Bill from being knocked out by Joe Jeannette, of New York, at the Broadway Athletic Club, last night. Until within a few seconds of the last round the contest, while fast, was not particularly interesting, being characterized by too much clinching. A right-hand punch on the jaw in the last round put Bill on queer street and he was wobbly at the end of the round.

Joe Hagen and Billy Burke fought six hard rounds in the semi-wind-up. Hagen knocked Burke down in the first round with a right on the nose and a hard left-hand punch on the jaw. Both were tired at the end of the sixth round.

In the preliminary contests Rex Kane quit to Ikey Conway in the first round. Conway later on met Kid Harlan and the bout was stopped at the end of the second round to save Harlan. Eddie Wallace and Kid Brown boxed a draw, while Jimmy Casey, of Bristol, made a punching bag of Billy Kolb for six rounds.

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