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Old 11-19-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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Here is a report about the om Lees Bill Goode II fight. I think that Lees had started to age by this time, but it is an interesting little read. Hopefully, I will find a few more tidbits on Lees, who is very underated today. He won his Australian Championship Against Bill Farnan, who had just KOd Peter Jackson, and gave Jackson a great fight in losing his Australian title.
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here is brief account of Lees v Slavin where Lees gave a good account despite being well past it.

And here is draw with Goddard (again he was old b this time) but still, this is a very good result against one of the best fighters of the time. Amazingly, Lees dropped Goddard twice in the first round. But sounds like he ran out of steam due to old age.
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There is a good round by round of Jackson v Lees. Lees Had Jackson down Early in the fight, Seems to have been ahead into the early 20 rounds, before getting caught and stopped late in the fight. Sounds like a very competitive fight between two world class fighters.
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As late as 1909, Tom Lees was prepared to fight Tommy Burns and posted his forfeit! At 50 plus years, he certainly wasnt lacking in Courage!

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There is a description of Lees Goode I. It seems that Lees was in poor condition and tired after initially leading the fight,.
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And there is an unrecorded fight (as far as boxrec is concerned) for the Australian title with Professor Jackson (not Peter Jackson, it wouldnt seem). Lees seemed to win.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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And there is an unrecorded fight (as far as boxrec is concerned) for the Australian title with Professor Jackson (not Peter Jackson, it wouldnt seem). Lees seemed to win.
I'm sure that's the title fight with Jackson that Peter won handily.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:19 AM   #7
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This one is really interesting if true. Lees bests Peter Jackson in a private disagreement. Very interesting.

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And here is a good description of a Lees - Newton spar night. Among other things i find the reference to John Ls protege (a fighter called pluto) very interesting. Particularly since Pluto is described as anegro fighter.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:43 AM   #8
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I'm sure that's the title fight with Jackson that Peter won handily.

Yeah dates show you are correct. And i also see Peter Jackson is referred to as Professor peter Jackson in a couple of fights around this time.
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This is a really good article on Bill Farnan, who is very underated. I havent checked the oficial records, but i am fairly sure their might be some unrecorded fights here. or at least there is some good background in some early fights.
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