Jack Delaney vs. Jack Renault

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Jack Delaney 177 lbs beat Jack Renault 196 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

Attendance: 16,236. Live gate: $54,134. The fight was broadcast live over radio.


This was the first round of Tex Rickard's heavyweight elimination process to select an opponent for Gene Tunney in 1928.

Renault weighed 19 1/2 pounds more than Delaney. Delaney had been dropped by a right hand in the second round. Renault suffered a broken nose in the fourth round from an uppercut when he broke from a clinch; his face was a gory mask from the fourth round to the eighth. Renault worked Delaney to the body, but could not overcome Delaney's lead at long-range work.