Jess Willard vs Jack Dempsey

Enter your Jess Willard vs Jack Dempsey  fan card
CONTROVERSY RATING: N/A
The percentage of fan cards that disagree with an official result. Exclusively on EYE ON THE RING.
Jess Willard vs Jack Dempsey
Fan Rating: 
0
Your rating: None
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Friday, July 4, 1919
Location: 
Bay View Park Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Referee: 
Ollie Pecord

More:






Fan Cards: Jess Willard vs Jack Dempsey


scorecard by THEALTERPLACE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JESS WILLARD
6
9
9
24
JACK DEMPSEY
10
10
10
30


Comments

rorschach's picture

Another short fight.

Boxing Purist's picture

Willard was a mountain of a man in comparison to Dempsey who at this time was a relative unknown and the betting underdog. Dempsey uses lateral movement to start the bout, keeping Willard's feet moving so he's never set to throw with power. The champion flicks out his jab trying to establish it and his range, Dempsey circling never standing still connects with a left and right before both fighters tangle up in a clinch. The size difference is massive, Dempsey gets closer and starts unleashing leather on the much slower champion. Willard unable to cope with Dempsey's speed of hand and foot seems only to be able tie up and hold on. They are broken up, and Dempsey wastes no time attacking again with rights and lefts until he drops the hulking Willard for the first time in the bout. Willard up but dazed has a swarming Dempsey on him before he can react and he's almost knocked through the ropes when the champion is dropped again. At this time boxers were not required to go to a neutral corner in the event of a knockdown and could just hover over their helpless rising victim, and no one was better at taking advantage of this than Dempsey. Up again on wobbly legs Dempsey pounces again, battering the champion with booming rights and lefts until he crashes to the mat in a heap for the 3rd time in the 1st session and the writing appears to be on the wall for the 19,000 plus screaming fans in attendance in the blistering sun. Willard up again somehow, gets sent right back down to all fours with one crushing right from the challenger. Up one more time Dempsey swarms all over him again the instant his knees are off the floor with winging rights and lefts until Willard goes down one more time. Once again up to his feet, this time Willard meets a hard charging Dempsey with a big right that gives him a second or two reprieve before Dempsey starts unloading again on a defenseless Willard. Dempsey let's loose with massive loaded up rights and lefts thudding off a reeling Willard's head until he drops to the canvas yet another time. It's amazing the champion can keep regaining his feet before the count of 10, but he does showing a true warriors heart and courage. Dempsey attacks before Willard is even fully upright from the side and crashes devastating rights to Willard's body and head before he goes down one more time. And the bell sounds to save the champion before he can be counted out to end the brutal first session.

Round 2, a tired and adrenaline drained Dempsey continues to pound Willard around the ring but doesn't have enough in the tank right now to drop the champion here. Dempsey who thought the fight was over at the end of the first actually left the ring thinking he had won and wanted to avoid the rushing mob of fans had to be called back and told the fight wasn't over. This had to take a lot out of a already tired Dempsey who thought he was already the new World Heavyweight Champion, he does more than enough to take the 2nd stanza though. Session 3, and Dempsey comes right out and into Willard's chest with his head and starts landing thunderous left hooks and vicious uppercuts. Takes a half step back and crushes a wicked right to Willard's jaw, the champion manages to retaliate with a decent combination of his own some of the very few punches he landed in the fight. The brutal onslaught from Dempsey continues to the end of the round with the battered Willard losing badly but refusing to go down.

Round 4 is over before it begins, Willard can not continue. Severely injured he retires on his stool in the corner, and there is a new Heavyweight Champion of the World