1957-07-29 Floyd Patterson w rsc 10 (15) Tommy Jackson, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
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, Patterson (184) having him over again from a right to the jaw. Named ‘The Hurricane’ due his fighting style, even though Jackson bravely punched away 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. 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. It had now become totally one-way traffic, and with the brave Jackson walking into punches and refusing to go down the referee stopped the contest to save him from taking further punishment. The finish was timed at 1.52.