1934-03-14 Barney Ross w pts 10 Kid Moro, Municipal Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA - ILLINOIS/CALIFORNIA
1934-03-14 Barney Ross w pts 10 Kid Moro, Municipal Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA - ILLINOIS/CALIFORNIA. Little was known about the challenger other than the fact that he was durable, and with Ross (137) forcing the fight most of the way it became merely a workout for the champion. Moro (137) did open up in the fifth, a two-handed attack driving Ross back before hurting his man with a swinging left to the head, but the new found aggression quickly subsided as the champion used the straight left to advantage. All in all it was an easy night’s work for Ross, despite Moro clinching at every opportunity to escape hurtful body shots, and apart from in the tenth round when he staggered the Filipino with a vicious left to the jaw he rarely moved out of first gear. It was no surprise when the referee immediately lifted Ross’ arm at the final bell.