JONES, RALPH "TIGER"-RORY CALHOUN WIRE PHOTO (1958-6TH ROUND)
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Regular price $65.00
HISTORY: On November 21, 1958 at Madison Square Garden in New York middleweights Rory Calhoun and Ralph "Tiger" Jones fought in the featured bout. Jones prevailed winning a unanimous ten round decision. "Unranked Ralph (Tiger) Jones, a 9-5 underdog, won a unanimous decision over 10th rated Rory Calhoun of White Plains, N.Y., in their TV-radio 10 rounder at MSG, after slugger Calhoun had been penalized his best round, the 8th, on a low-blow foul. 30 year old Jones was awarded the verdict on a rounds basis, after referee Ray Miller's 8th round forfeiture ruling for a low left hook. Miller had warned Rory for low blows in the 5th. Jones did force the action as he marched forward persistently and he landed a lot of leather; but it was Calhoun who did the harder punching. Rory's combined body-head slugging had Jones back on his heels or groggy in the 1st, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th." -United Press International. Promoter Norman Rothchild claimed to have offered Carmen Basilio $35,000 to fight Jones at the Syracuse Memorial Auditorium after this bout. Unofficial scorecards-UPI - 6-4 Calhoun. Ringside poll of 14 sportswriters showed 8 scoring the bout for Calhoun, 5 for Jones and 1 having it even. Post fight comment-"I forced the fight in every round and beat him. And now I want a fight with Basilio to clinch a shot at Sugar Ray Robinson's title. Don't forget I beat Robinson 3 years ago and he'd never give me a return bout." -Ralph (Tiger) Jones. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting 6th round action.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their full caption on the front. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Small crease in lower left corner. No tears. 8" x 10."
Size: 8" x 10"
Condition: Very Good