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
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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.

DID YOU KNOW?
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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