1903-06-18 (150lbs) Joe Walcott drew 20 Young Peter Jackson, Pastime AC, Portland, Oregon, USA
1903-06-18 (150lbs) Joe Walcott drew 20 Young Peter Jackson, Pastime AC, Portland, Oregon, USA. The Morning Oregonian gave this one as a billed 150lbs world title fight and for the opening eight rounds there was little in it with both men content to take punishment. However, after Jackson pulled himself together from the ninth onwards it appeared to be his fight. He certainly was the one looking to win and it was only Walcott’s clever work on the inside that gave him hope. Trying desperately to land a knockout blow, Jackson tore into Walcott during the last three sessions and although the latter was punched all over the ring he survived. Maybe the fighters had a pre-fight agreement as to the decision if both were still standing at the end of the contest, but to all intents and purposes Jackson should have been returned the winner.