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1957-07-29 Floyd Patterson w rsc 10 (15) Tommy Jackson, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ruby Goldstein. Unable to cope with the speed of the champion’s punches, Jackson (192½) was put down by a combination of rights and lefts to the head just as the bell rang to end the opening session. It did not get any better for Jackson in the second round when Patterson (184) had him over again from a right to the jaw. Named ‘The Hurricane’ due his fighting style, Jackson bravely punched away, but it was Patterson who was doing all the scoring. By the sixth it was apparent that the end was drawing near, but Jackson, his right eye almost closed, would not hear of it and although he was dropped by body blows in the ninth and took a terrific left to the jaw immediately prior to the bell he came out fighting in the tenth. With the brave Jackson just walking into punches and refusing to go down it was left to the referee to save him from taking further punishment, the finish being timed at 1.52.