Ted Jamieson fought Hall of Famer Gene Tunney in 1919
during an A.E.F. light heavyweight championship. It was an elimination series
based in France. Gene went on to win the series as well as defeat the heavyweights
in the tournament also.
In 1920 Ted Jamieson fought Hall of Famer Harry Greb
twice within a 4 week period. Ted became one of only 7 men to ever knock
Greb down on the canvas. In the first round of their first fight Greb was
knocked down by Ted for a 4 count. Greb never underestimated Jamieson after
The following is taken from "The Milwaukee Sentinel" newspaper
on Thursday September 23, 1920- the day after Jamieson and Greb fought for
the second time.
-written by Chet Koeppel
Ted Jamieson sustained a broken thumb on his right hand
in his contest with Harry Greb, of Pittsburgh, at the Auditorium Wednesday
night and the injured digit pained him to such an extent that he requested
that the bout be stopped and at the finish of the sixth session, referee
Walter Houlehen, raised his right paw and declared hostilities at an end.
The incident will go down as a technical knockout victory
for Greb. Had the battle gone the limit there would have been no doubt as
to the victor. Greb simply punched Jamieson from rope to rope and made him
look foolish and like an amateur in nearly every stanza. Ted never had a
chance in the six innings of milling,. He was completely outclassed by the
Smoky City representitive, who looks more like a flying fish than a fighter,
when in action.
Ted stopped more punches than one can keep tabs of.
The winner soaked the Milwaukean with nearly everything but the towels and
it was really a pity to witness such a drubbing handed to a local lad. At
the end of the fifth round Jamieson called Houlehan to his corner and informed
the latter that his (Jamieson's) right hand was out of whack and that the
pain was almost unbearable. Ted, however, agreed to go through another stanza
and at the conclusion of the sixth, the fans reached for thier hats and
started homeward. Jamieson took a terrible lacing as long as it lasted and
it is doubtful if he could cope with Greb, even had not the injury to his
thumb been sustained.
An X-ray was taken of Jamieson's hand shortly after
the fight and, according to Dr. Morter of the Wisconsin state boxing commision,
Ted's thumb was fractured above the first joint.
Tale Of The Tape
unknown 19?? Bud Gorman France KO'd 5
Aug 26 1919 Gene Tunney Paris L 10
Apr 28 1920 Bob Martin Michig. KO'd 6
Aug 28 1920 Harry Greb Michig. ND 10-Draw news
Sep 22 1920 Harry Greb Wiscon. TKO'd 6
unknown 1920 Capt. Bob Roper unknown KO'd 10
unknown 1920 Chuck Wiggins unknown ND 10
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