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Written for The1? Day VBook-- by
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Exliightwei'ght Champion ;. ot
"the World.- v
Ring history tells of tip fiercer,
gainer fight -than th&t-2rounds
between JfrnJeff JbiesV." . and. Toih:.
S.ha'rkey, .atCbhej: Ilanjl, ".No'-:.
vember 3, 1$99.' f , . ' ; ,
' Jeff rjes- weighed; 210and: Stor
key 185, Jeff had th'e,'.adyant&g.e,
of height and reach.- " .
He was hah.died-by "BillyDfi
laney, Tointoy Ryan, Charlie
.MikejiKJdrrfsey. '"'-' - --,
, , Belaney ffeared for Jeff who
trained' against? his,- wishes-running
rtd sweating" . -most; of "the
"finlie:; Lbout ipldays before the
beiiey'e-lthi's saved him.
Hewas; saHow-and drawn ljopk,-g.the"r.rng,-b,ut
lintfia-pink. s ' , . - .
.Sljarkey, jyijas . aggressor for, 20,
,rqplnd& ahd'iad an even break; 'if
not the- shade. He rushed coh-
'st'an3andliit Jeffries without
"Jade" Jeffries ;and -Ernest Rpe-i difficulty' .Eis blows shook Jeff
ber. Sharkey, by Tom p)Rourke,-T like aship in a sfbrnx