1930-02-08 Panama Al Brown w disq 4 (15) Johnny Erickson, Olympia AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA

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1930-02-08 Panama Al Brown w disq 4 (15) Johnny Erickson, Olympia AC, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Jack Dorman. Warned for fouling the champion in the first two rounds, Erickson (117) was eventually thrown out by the referee at 2.40 of the fourth of an uneven contest after he landed two heavy left-hand drives to the body, both of which went low. Although Brown (116½), who had used his height-and-reach advantage to great effect, wanted to carry on the official was having none of it, recognising that Erickson had no chance of winning by fair means.

With Brown not fully recognised in Europe, it was only when he signed to meet France’s Eugene Huat that the IBU gave him champion status.