History | Feb 09 2018

On This Day: The rock hard Beau Jack passes away aged 78

Matt Christie pays tribute to the strong and brave warrior, Beau Jack
Beau Jack

IKE WILLIAMS stopped punching the barely conscious Beau Jack and begged the referee to end the contest. But Charlie Daggert – seemingly transfixed by the slaughter – hadn’t seen enough and instructed Williams to continue. Jack’s head was soon under attack again, defenceless, bloodied, and bouncing around like a lottery ball. Eventually Daggert stepped in and ended the horrific 1948 encounter.

Referee Charlie Daggert was the official who counted to 10 over a stricken Jersey Joe Walcott as he lost his world heavyweight title to Rocky Marciano.

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