Round 1- They are digging punches to each others body
right from the opening bell. Furious pace, both fighters not taking a backward
step. Furious action as Quarry lands continuos left hooks to the body,
he's getting the better of it early. An absolutely fantastic round, this
fight is starting great!!
Quarry's Round- 10-9
Round 2- Great right early from Quarry, Quarry
has a bloody nose. They are still going toe to toe on the inside.
Quarry is still doing great work on the inside, what a furious pace for
a title fight.
Quarry's Round- 10-9 (20-18) Quarry
Round 3- Frazier begins the round
with a great left, right combination. Quarry looks stunned a little,
Frazier is pushing the action and winging punches to Quarry's midsection.
Frazier looks stronger now.
Frazier's Round- 10-9 (29-28) Quarry
Round 4- Frazier swarming Quarry. Close action inside,
this fight could be in a phone booth. Great hooks form Frazier, he's starting
to slow Quarry done a little. Frazier is in command of the fight now.
Frazier's Round- 10-9 (38-38) Even
Round 5- Quarry backing off a little, Frazier looking
great and is coming forward with complete aggression. Frazier digging shots
to the mid-section. Quarry is trying to fight back gamely.
Frazier's Round- 10-9 (48-47) Frazier
Round 6- Quarry is getting hit a lot, great hooks from
Frazier to the body, action slows down for the first time, Joe then presses
the pace again. Quarry has lost the snap he had earlier in the fight.
Frazier's Round- 10-9 (58-56) Frazier
Round 7- Quarry's face is a mess from the punishment he's taken. A large cut is bleeding profusely now from Quarry's eye. Quarry is getting slugged against the ropes, Jerry is fighting back, but unsuccessfully. Big Round for Frazier. Frazier's Round- 10-9 (68-65) Frazier
In between rounds 7 and 8 the referee stops the fight because of the bad cut to Quarry's eye, Joe Frazier out battles the game Jerry Quarry. Frazier-TKO 7
The first round of this fight was an absolute classic. The two fighters gave each other all they had, Frazier was in better shape for the fight and his endurance more then anything proved the difference. The cut only ended things sooner, Frazier would have eventually knocked out Quarry I feel. Jerry Quarry had a lot of fight left in him, and although he never fought for a title again, he had many more exciting fights and upsets of highly regarded super fighters. Joe Frazier was on his way to one of the best careers in heavyweight history. Soon after this fight he would get his chance to fight Jimmy Eliss for the "true" world title and decide who the real champion was.