1912-06-03 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w co 12 (20) Jean Poesy, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England

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1912-06-03 (126lbs) Jim Driscoll w co 12 (20) Jean Poesy, NSC, Covent Garden, London, England. Referee: J. H. Douglas. Billed for the European title, it was also recognised as a world 126lbs title bout on the British side of the Atlantic. Having found Driscoll too difficult a target to reach almost from the start Poesy was soon being subjected to showers of lefts and rights, and it was only the Frenchman’s toughness that kept him in the fight for so long. By the tenth Poesy was in real trouble, but he fought back well to make it a close round as far as scoring was concerned before Driscoll picked up the pace in the 11th to hammer him all over the ring. Rushing recklessly from his corner in the 12th Poesy quickly ran into a hail of punches, eventually being put down, and on getting up he was immediately dropped again. Somehow finding his feet for the second time Poesy was hardly able to lift his hands, and after being measured with Driscoll’s left he was sent crashing to the floor to be counted out following a heavy right to the jaw.

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