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Friday, June 17, 2011

1905-06-16 Sam Langford W-PTS15 Young Peter Jackson [Douglas Athletic Club, Chelsea, MA, USA]

1905-06-17 The Boston Daily Globe (Boston, MA) (page 3)
Jackson Should be Content Now.
Boston Boxer at All Times Ahead of the Baltimorean.
Briggs and Coffey May Meet Again.
Young Peter Jackson was defeated for the second time by Sam Langford of this city when the two met last night at the Douglas A. C. The Baltimore boxer should rest content now and admit that he has met his master.

The bout last night was somewhat of a repetition of the contest at Marlboro, only last night Langford was more confident of the result.

There never was a time when he did not feel that he was winning. His left hand jabs found a resting place on Jackson time and again. The visitor resorted to his stalling and blocking tactics, but they availed him very little. When they got to close quarters Jackson got in some good punches, but he found Langford pretty handy at infighting, too.

Time and again on the breakaway Jackson tried to get over his famous right, the punch that knocked Jack O'Brien out twice, but it was no use with Langford.

In the bout at Marlboro Langford got one taste of the dangerous wallop and it came near losing him that battle, so last night he was prepared for it.

When the referee gave Langford the decision the greater number of those present fully agreed that the verdict was the only one that could have been given. Of course, Jackson could not see it, but there was no alternative.

Langford will now seek matches with some of the other pugilists who think they are entitled to the middleweight championship.

1905-06-17 The Boston Journal (Boston, MA) (page 5)
Langford Won From Jackson In Slow Fight
Sam Langford of Cambridge and Young Peter Jackson of Baltimore fought fifteen dreary, weary rounds at the Douglas A. C., Chelsea, last night, Langford winning the decision by all kinds of margins and angles. Jackson did not have any chance for victory except to send Langford down and out. He came within an ace of the point, but "nears do not count."

Langford's work was pretty in the extreme sense of the word. He stabbed repeatedly with the left hand on to Pete's nose and face and the right-hand blow which crashed onto Jackson's jaw was also used often as a supplement to the left-hand jab. The left-hand hook to the body by Langford was also telling. Four times during the contest Langford's right smashed so hard onto the black Oriole's jaw that he was staggered half way across the ring.

Jackson had fifteen or twenty pounds advantage in weight. He pursued the tactics he employed when he showed in this city before and did nothing but stall and cover up and try for one "haymaker." But while Langford was eager to stab and jab with the left and smash with the right on the jaw, he was also wary. He never forgot to guard his jaw, and also remembered that there is such a warning among canal boat men as "low bridge," for he ducked more than once out of harm's way.

Jackson's right, which carries destruction in its path, sailed over Sam's head several times, as he saw it coming.

It was a case of clinch on Jackson's part and to protect himself Langford was also obliged to grapple. Fifteen or twenty times during every round found both boys locked in a warm embrace, working desperately with the free hand.

Kid Lester of Cambridge dropped twice to the floor to avoid punishment. The second time he went on his hands but not his knees. While in this position his antagonist, Harry Edels of Chelsea, punched him. Thereupon the referee disqualified Edels, who had beaten Lester at the rate of fifty to one, overlooking the fact that Lester had gone down to avoid punishment without being punched, a clear violation of the rules.

In the first bout Johnnie Fitzgerald of South Boston won from Tommy Murray of Roxbury. It was all Fitzgerald in the last round, and it appeared a bit brutal. The referee showed good judgment in stopping it. Murray was game to the core and made a good showing till the last round when the tide of battle turned against him.

1905-06-17 The Washington Post (Washington, DC) (page 8)
Baltimore Fighter Unable to Get Close to Boston Man.

Special to The Washington Post.
Boston, June 16.--Sam Langford, of this city, knocked out Young Peter Jackson in their fifteen-round fight before the Douglas A. C. members in Chelsea tonight. The colored fighter from Baltimore exhibited a capacity for punishment that only equals Joe Grimm's ability in that line, yet he kept Langford stepping pretty fast to keeo out of the way of his wide swings.

In the last round Langford had Jackson all but gone. The Boston man simply hit Jackson when and where he pleased. Jackson willingly took powerful swings on the jaw in order to get in close, but it seemed impossible for Jackson to get into position to land a punch.

Jackson was groggy and floundering around the ring in the last round.

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