1948-07-12 Ike Williams w rsc 6 (15) Beau Jack, Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD

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1948-07-12 Ike Williams w rsc 6 (15) Beau Jack, Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: Charley Daggert. Defending the title for the second time in a year, Williams (134) allowed Jack (134) to make all the early running while being content to counter and look for openings. Towards the end of the fifth, Williams caught Jack with a tremendous left hook which disorientated the former shoe-shine boy and he punched away freely until the latter, on regaining his senses, fought back furiously. Coming out for the sixth with a view to finishing Jack off, Williams let go another vicious left hook to the jaw before raining in a hail of blows without return and with just 33 seconds on the clock the referee made a timely stoppage in order to rescue a badly beaten fighter. The film of this fight shows that Williams twice beckoned the referee in before the decision was eventually made as Jack was beginning to slip towards the canvas.