1903-08-14 James J. Jeffries w rtd 10 (20) James J. Corbett, Mechanics; Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA - WORLD
1903-08-14 James J. Jeffries w rtd 10 (20) James J. Corbett, Mechanics; Pavilion, San Francisco, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ed Graney. Given another chance to regain his old title, Corbett (190) boxed well enough in the opening round before being put down for ‘nine’ by a left to the body in the second. Corbett, who felt that his ribs had gone on the right side, later estimated that he had been down for at least 17 seconds but was given a break by the referee. In terrible pain, Corbett fought on bravely, but Jeffries (220) was showing great improvement in speed and skill and five times over the next few rounds the challenger went to the floor. Then, after being dropped twice from heavy blows to the body in the tenth, Corbett was rescued at the count of ‘seven’ on the second occasion when his corner threw the towel in.