1930-05-09 Young Jack Thompson w pts 15 Jackie Fields, Olympia, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WORLD

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1930-05-09 Young Jack Thompson w pts 15 Jackie Fields, Olympia, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WORLD. Referee: Elmer McClelland. Meeting for the third time, the champion having won both previous contests, Thompson (142¾) was seen as a far easier touch than Jimmy McLarnin, who had recently beaten the latter. Setting a blistering pace from the start Thompson carried the fight to Fields (145¾), but was almost knocked out in the second round after smashing lefts and rights had him on ‘queer street’ before the bell came to his rescue. Staying away from Fields’ vicious attacks for the next few sessions, Thompson began to pile up a comfortable lead from the sixth onwards and by the end of the tenth it was anybody’s fight. Although Thompson continued to go well as Fields tired, the 15th saw the latter stage a blistering response, and it was only because his blows lacked snap that enabled Thompson to reach the final bell. After receiving the referee’s decision, Thompson spent the night in hospital suffering from a haemorrhage of the nose, while the virtually unmarked Fields blamed just three days of heavy training for his defeat.