1925-12-11 Paul Berlenbach w pts 15 Jack Delaney, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA/GB

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1925-12-11 Paul Berlenbach w pts 15 Jack Delaney, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA/GB. Referee: Ed Purdy. Having already beaten Berlenbach (173½) inside four rounds, Delaney (166) made a solid start before dropping his former victim in the fourth following a crashing right-hand to the jaw. Up at ‘three’, Berlenbach fell over again, obviously dazed, before taking an ‘eight’ count. Strangely, Delaney let the beaten champion off the hook as he failed to go in to finish the job, and from the eighth onwards Berlenbach steadily gained ground to win the majority decision.

Despite losing, following wins over Mike McTigue (w co 4 at Madison Square Garden on 15 March 1926) and Maxie Rosenbloom (w pts 10 at The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 22 March 1926), Delaney quickly earned himself a return.