Tommy Jackson vs. Bob Baker (2nd meeting)

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Tommy Jackson vs. Bob Baker . Fasan 802.jpg

1956-09-26 : Tommy Jackson 195 lbs beat Bob Baker 213½ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

Referee Sesto scored the fight 7-4-1 for Baker, but was overruled by judges Grayber and Lupinacci whose respective scorecards read 6-4-2 and 8-4 for Jackson. The Associated Press, scoring the fight 6-5-1 for Jackson, reported that many ring observers felt Jackson won by 'a larger margin than the split decision the officials scored.' The United Press report, scoring the fight 7-5 for Baker, stated that a poll of 13 ringside writers favored Baker 9-4 and that 'many of the fans were thunder struck.'

  • Attendance - 12,261
  • Gate - $70,579

Post fight comments

  • "I knew I had him stunned a couple of times but it's tough to follow up with a man like Hurricane." -Bob Baker
  • "We want a shot at Archie Moore now." -Lippy Breidbart, manager of Hurricane Jackson