1906-07-10 (142lbs) Joe Walcott w co 8 (15) Jack Dougherty, Lincoln AC, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA
1906-07-10 (142lbs) Joe Walcott w co 8 (15) Jack Dougherty, Lincoln AC, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. Referee: Maffit Flaherty. With the Dixie Kid in prison for offences committed outside the ring, and Joe Gans thought to be back among the lightweights, after Walcott reclaimed the American title he was matched against Dougherty. The Boston Post reported the fight as being for the championship, with both men inside the prescribed 142lbs. Up until the end of the seventh round it appeared that Dougherty was ahead, and following the bell to start the eighth he launched himself into Walcott when driving for the body, a tactic that saw the latter swinging wildly. It would have been better for Dougherty had he backed away, but continuing in the same vein a left swing connected with his jaw and down he went face first. Although Dougherty tried desperately to rise, by the time he was on his knees he had been counted out.