Cliffside Jack Credited With K.O.
Cliffside, June 11— “Cliffside Jack” otherwise known as Lawrence Blanton, scored a technical K.O. when the seconds of “Tubby” Ramsey, of Caroleen, threw into the squared circle a towel in the fourth round to save their man from further punishment. The bout was held in the Cliffside Gymnasium. The first preliminary was a contest between two Forest City lads, both inexperienced and their wild haymakers caused the spectators much amusement. Neither boxer was hurt as the blows did not find their mark. In the first scheduled bout “Battling Whaler” Waters of Rutherfordton, was matched against “Fighting Claude” Thompson of Spindale. The first two rounds were in favor of “Fighting Claude” and he was going nicely until the third when “Whaler” came in with a solar plexus and jabbed a left and right to the face. “Fighting Claude” hit the floor and remained there until the count of ten. A technical kayo for the “Whaler.”
“Cliffside Jack” Too Good
In the semi-final “Kayo Young” Thomas obtained the decision on points from Lee Roy Huntsinger, of Cliffside. Thomas hails from Forest City. It is a good bout and while he lost the bout, Huntsinger gave a very creditable exhibition.
In the final match “Tubby” Ramsey was outclassed but was game; three times in the first round “Cliffside Jack” floored him for the count, once while the referee tolled of eight. “Tubby” came back strong and at the bell was going good. In the third Blanton opened up a cut over the eye of “Tubby” and the end came in the fourth as has been described.
This item was printed in The Sun on June 11, 1928.