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Monday, June 13, 2011

1906-06-13 Young Peter Jackson W-TKO5 Sam Langford [Southbridge, MA, USA]

1906-06-14 The Evening Times (Pawtucket, RI) (page 2)
WORCESTER, June 14.--Sam Langford stopped in the beginning of the fifth round of his contest with young Peter Jackson, at Southbridge last evening, and refused to continue. He claimed that he had been injured and that it was impossible for him to resume boxing. Jackson was awarded the decision by Referee Arthur Pratt.

The bout was surprisingly fast up to the end of the fourth round, when Langford claimed that the injury was inflicted. The appeal to the referee came after a clinch, but there was no evidence that Jackson had hit any unfair blow. When time was called for the beginning of the next round Langford refused to continue and was counted out while sitting in his chair.

In the preliminaries Johnny Sheehan of Boston knocked out Kid Williams of Lowell in the fourth round and Jack Curran of Worcester made Duke Ferguson quit in the fifth round.

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