1913-03-24 Sam Langford drew 20 Sam McVea, Olympic Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
1913-03-24 Sam Langford drew 20 Sam McVea, Olympic Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. Referee: Frank Craig. Recognised as a ‘black’ title defence for Langford, for the opening few rounds he was forced to play second fiddle to McVea who used the left jab to keep his man at bay. Eventually, the aggressive tactics of Langford began to pay off as the taller man tired and began to be caught on the ropes. By the 11th Langford looked to be getting on top as McVea, carrying damage to his left eye, appeared to be wilting. However, it was McVea who scored the first knockdown a round later. Regardless of that, from there on through to the final bell it was Langford, with lefts and rights to the head and solid rights to the body, who carried the fight to McVea. The referee’s decision of a draw was received in uproar.