1905-12-01 Jack Johnson drew 12 Young Peter Jackson, Eureka AC, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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1905-12-01 Jack Johnson drew 12 Young Peter Jackson, Eureka AC, Germania Maennerchor Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Despite his defeat at the hands of Marvin Hart earlier in the year, Johnson was still recognised as a man to avoid and he undertook to knock Jackson out inside 12 rounds in defence of his ‘black’ title or be forced to accept 25% of the purse. Outweighed by at least 40 pounds, Jackson proved rather elusive, showing good defence and keeping out of range for much of the time. Only when Johnson caught up with him was he punished unmercifully, but he stood his ground to hear the final bell. At the conclusion of the contest as no-decision verdict was given, due to the agreements in place, it was reported as a draw regardless of Johnson having had the better of it.

A day later Johnson put his claim at further risk against Joe Jeannette (nd-w pts 6 at the National AC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and on 16 January 1906 he met Jeannette yet again (at the Sharkey AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York), taking the three-round press verdict.