Джек Шарки против Майка МакТика, 3 марта 1927 г., 1, 6, 10 и 12-ый раунды, победа Шарки в 12-ом раунде (TKO)
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Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Sharkey, steps into the ring one final time. His opponent, "The Brown Bomber" Joe Louis, who was coming off a recent loss to Max Schmeling. More info below... Jack Sharkey was a 12 year veteran and a former World Heavyweight Champion. Sharkey turned pro in 1924 and quickly established himself as a tough as nails heavyweight contender who never backed down from a fight. Sharkey took on all comers early on and although he didn't always win, he was quickly developing as a boxer due to the experience of facing much more seasoned fighters such as Charley Weinert, Jack Renault, Jim Maloney and Johnny Risko. In 1926 Sharkey had his big breakthrough win when he beat talented black fighter and former World "Colored" Heavyweight Champion, Harry Wills. Wills had been undefeated for 4 years at the time and had been widely considered since the early 1920's as the number 1 contender for Jack Dempsey's heavyweight title but due to the "color line" was unsuccessful in securing a fight with the Champ. Sharkey dominated the fight from the opening bell, smashing Wills around the ring and eventually forcing a disqualification win. Sharkey had made a statement and was now considered a serious heavyweight threat. Following TKO wins over Mike McTigue and Jim Maloney, Sharkey got the opportunity to fight his boxing idol, Jack Dempsey, for the right to face the new World Heavyweight Champion, Gene Tunney. Sharkey showed skill and power against Dempsey early on however Sharkey made a fatal mistake by dropping his guard during round 7 as he complained to the ref about a low blow. Dempsey saw the opening and took it, flattening Sharkey with a left hook to the jaw. Sharkey got another chance to become challenger for Tunney's World title when he was paired against tough New Zealand fighter Tom Heeney to decide the number 1 contender, however the fight ended in a disappointing draw followed by an even more disappointing 15 round split decision loss to Johnny Risko 2 months later. Sharkey would bounce back however and went undefeated in his next 7 fights which included claiming the American Heavyweight title when he beat Tommy Loughran in 1929. In 1930 Sharkey was handpicked to face Max Schmeling for the now vacant World Heavyweight title but he lost via a controversial disqualification in round 4, a fight which Sharkey was winning. Sharkey got his rematch with Schmeling in 1932 and won the World Heavyweight title via a controversial 15 round decision, this time a fight many felt Max Schmeling had won. Sharkey's reign at the top was very brief, as in his first defense a year later, he was knocked out by the giant like Primo Carnera with some fans claiming it was a fix. Regardless, Sharkey's career never recovered as he went on to lose fights against King Levinsky, Tommy Loughran and Tony Shucco. In his last fight Sharkey earned a points win over Phil Brubaker, however he had been knocked down himself in the process. His record was 37-12-3. Joe Louis was coming off his first career loss at the hands of Max Schmeling to give him a 24-1 record. Sharkey was picked as the opportune opponent to get Louis' career back on an immediate trajectory as Sharkey 4 years prior had beaten Schmeling, the man who was now poised to be the number 1 contender for the Heavyweight title. If Louis could beat Sharkey, he could make a claim for a rematch against Schmeling...
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Jack Johnson Beats Frank Moran This Day June 27, 1914 and retains the heavyweight crown
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Jack Sharkey vs Primo Carnera (2nd meeting). Jun. 29, 1933. Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States. Джек Шарки против Примо Карнеры (вторая встреча), 29 июня 1933 г., 1-3, 5 и 6-ой раунды, победа Карнеры в 6-ом раунде (KO)
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Compiled from numerous sources, this restoration assembles the rare original fight film of the first Tunney-Dempsey fight. All rounds are shown, except for 7-8 which were not in the theatrical 1926 release. Read the full blog post on this restoration: http://fightfilmcollector.blogspot.com/ Gene Tunney -vs- Jack Dempsey 1926 World Heavyweight Championship Philadelphia, PA (Complete Fight Reconstruction/speed correction/exposure/frame aspect/image matching) The Fight I've always wanted to see the complete 1926 Dempsey-Tunney fight film. The first of their two bouts was huge at the time, but has since been overshadowed by the rematch and "The Long Count" the following year. I wanted to see how the first fight played out, especially how did Dempsey perform during the first couple of rounds when he was still fresh, and still believing that he was invincible? Did Tunney really overwhelm Dempsey from the start or was it more competitive than what the newspapers said? What does the surviving footage reveal? A couple of years ago, film collector Joe Fosco told me he wasn't sure that complete footage of Tunney-Dempsey I still existed. He claimed to have compiled most of the rounds from various sources, but not all. Joe passed away before I saw his film. I have since spoken to Steve Lott of Big Fights Inc, who said that only about 14 minutes exist of the 1926 fight. This particular 14 minutes is what most people have seen over the last 70 years, from home movie shorts from Castle Films to ESPN Classic television. The Film A few months ago I obtained from a collector what was promised to be a copy of the complete original 1926 film. The DVD that arrived contained a copy of the original footage, but it was from a poor washed out screen-copy that only showed rounds 1 through 6 (I've seen this copy on Youtube already, which has filler footage tacked on after round 6.) The footage is poor, but it's a good reference. So I went back through my own film collection and discovered several short versions of this famous fight going back to when I started collecting films as a teenager. These were editions not only from Castle Films, but Blackhawk Films, documentaries, Classic Sports, Newsreels and sports compilations. As I went through each version, I realized that most of the material was taken from the same original theatrical fight film. However, no two editions were exactly the same, suggesting that each version contained unique footage. The Reconstruction Over the following week, I rounded up the footage I had and loaded everything into my video editor. The various sources were trimmed round by round, matching the best quality footage with the action in the original master. Some clips showed the entire round, some clips lasting only a few seconds. I quickly discovered that in the most common editions of the fight (Castle Films, Official Films), the rounds were completely out of order. For instance, rounds described as 1 and 10, are actually portions of rounds 3, 5 and 9. These were also, incidentally, the worst rounds for Dempsey. When the editing was finished, I had partial or complete footage of every round (except for rounds 7-8 which were never issued). ** Note that the picture quality jumps back and forth as the best quality footage is inserted for that portion of the fight. The progression of the fight went mostly as the newspapers described it. Tunney was brilliant, and he controlled the action from beginning to end. His strategy was to throw an endless barrage of overhand rights to slow Dempsey down. Then Tunney would pepper Dempsey with jabs and combinations. When Jack rushed Gene to the ropes, Tunney would spin Dempsey around and hold until the referee broke them. Tunney did this over and over again through the entire fight, and Jack never had an answer. What about Dempsey? Did he really look like an old tired fighter? Having not fought in three years, Dempsey was rusty, but he was also unprepared. In the early rounds, when Jack was still fresh, he showed flashes of his old style, and Gene struggled to control the action. Tunney didn't take full control of the fight until the round 3. The biggest myth about the fight is that Jack simply held on after the early rounds and was close to being knocked out at the end. The Dempsey I see in this film was outclassed, but he was game until the very end, and even launched a rally before the final bell. Tunney was an absolute ironman. Gene had to be incredibly strong to do what he did, fighting Dempsey at the same pace for 10 rounds. I believe that even in 1926, Gene Tunney was still the only fighter in the division who would have beaten Dempsey. I hope you enjoy seeing this great fight, as much as I enjoyed restoring it.